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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Leaves: Evergreen
Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Layering
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Zone 9b

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Location: Wynyard garden, Durham, UKDate: 2019-07-16
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Location: State Arboretum of VirginiaDate: Fall (2020)
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2011-10-26
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565Date: 2017-06-22
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2011-10-26
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565Date: 2017-06-22
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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Dec 13, 2011 8:14 AM

This is one of my all-time favorites. Lovely silver-gray-green foliage. Very aromatic. Tidy growth habit. A tough, drought-tolerant plant that loves heat.

Cotton Lavender has many uses. An oil used in perfumery can be extracted from the plant. Branches may be hung in closets and cupboards or placed in drawers to repel insects, and leaves are also suitable for use in potpourri.

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