Plant ID forum→Lavender plant?

Views: 365, Replies: 12 » Jump to the end
denver
blujeans1008
May 5, 2018 3:18 AM CST
Thumb of 2018-05-05/blujeans1008/552d1f

hello. does anyone know about this plant. I googled it and I believe it's a lavender plant.

what kind of care does if require. can it be planted outside? if so where? is it a plant that returns yearly on its own.

basically I know nothing about it and the store i bought it at knew nothing.

let me know if a better photo is needed.

thanks a bunch
Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
Köppen Climate Zone Cfb
Region: Australia Bookworm Cat Lover Lilies Orchids Irises
Seed Starter Annuals Container Gardener Garden Photography Forum moderator Avid Green Pages Reviewer
Image
Australis
May 5, 2018 3:43 AM CST

Moderator

Hi and Welcome!

Yes, it is a Lavendar plant. It is a perennial. I am not familiar with the climate in your area, so can't advise how much protection it will need if outside there.

In my climate Lavendar is grown outside and can be in pots or in the ground. They take full sun.
Plant Authorities: Catalogue of Life (Species) --- International Cultivar Registration Authorities (Cultivars) --- RHS Orchid Register --- RHS Lilium Register
My Notes: Orchid Genera HTML PDF Excel --- Lilium Traits HTML PDF --- Lilium Species Crosses HTML PDF Excel --- Lilium Species Diagram
The current profile image is that of Iris 'Volcanic Glow'.
denver
blujeans1008
May 5, 2018 3:56 AM CST
i live in Denver, co if that helps any.

thanks for the other info
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Annuals
Region: Canadian Keeps Horses Dog Lover Plant Identifier Garden Sages
Image
sooby
May 5, 2018 4:27 AM CST
Welcome!

Denver looks to be zone 5/6. I think your lavender is probably Spanish lavender, Lavandula stoechas. It's one of the more tender lavenders so I think in that hardiness zone you would need to bring it indoors for the winter, especially in that "tree" form.
Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
Om shanti om.
Container Gardener Region: West Virginia Multi-Region Gardener Garden Photography Amaryllis Zinnias
Gardens in Buckets Annuals Houseplants Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
Jai_Ganesha
May 5, 2018 7:42 AM CST
I have found that lavenders and lavandins (especially those which are grown as standards) benefit from a mild, dry, winter with as much light as possible. Fewer places in the US can offer this than it would seem. Over the years I've kept a pot of it going over the winter in a south-facing window but it never thrives. They need a true Mediterranean climate or to be wintered in a greenhouse that's fully exposed to light but doesn't get super cold.
Keep going!
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
Bonehead
May 5, 2018 8:37 AM CST
Despite the numerous lavendar farms in the Pacific NW, I find this plant to be fussy and difficult. It apparently needs much sharper drainage that my loamy soil provides. I enjoy it as an short-lived perennial in my herb garden, and just plan to replace it every few years.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
Om shanti om.
Container Gardener Region: West Virginia Multi-Region Gardener Garden Photography Amaryllis Zinnias
Gardens in Buckets Annuals Houseplants Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
Jai_Ganesha
May 5, 2018 10:45 AM CST
Bonehead said:Despite the numerous lavendar farms in the Pacific NW, I find this plant to be fussy and difficult. It apparently needs much sharper drainage that my loamy soil provides. I enjoy it as an short-lived perennial in my herb garden, and just plan to replace it every few years.


I believe it. Usually when people call plants "fussy" or "delicate" there's something the people have done wrong. But with lavenders, I think they can really just sometimes be fussy like that because they are so very suited to one particular type of climate. It's a shame because they smell so heavenly!
Keep going!
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
Bonehead
May 5, 2018 12:35 PM CST
Meh to the fragrance (for me). I do like to grow it for herbal use, lots of good properties.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
Om shanti om.
Container Gardener Region: West Virginia Multi-Region Gardener Garden Photography Amaryllis Zinnias
Gardens in Buckets Annuals Houseplants Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
Jai_Ganesha
May 5, 2018 12:39 PM CST
Fragrance is an herbal use.
Keep going!
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
Bonehead
May 5, 2018 12:51 PM CST
Yes, it sure can be. I just personally don't care for the smell of lavender (which I tend to misspell as lavendar, not sure why...). I do use it in a lot of my oils and lotions, but try to blend the lavender with other more pleasing (to me) fragrances.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Plant Database Moderator Region: California Cottage Gardener Garden Photography Roses Clematis
Houseplants Foliage Fan Keeper of Poultry Dog Lover Birds Hummingbirder
Image
Calif_Sue
May 5, 2018 1:21 PM CST

Moderator

Spanish Lavender (Lavandula stoechas)
My gardening Blog!
Handmade quilts, face masks, new & vintage fabrics in my Etsy store. Summer Song Cottage
Instagram Sewing posts
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
Bonehead
May 5, 2018 1:43 PM CST
Thanks, Sue, must be a trick on my brain for me - I see all the 'a's in the botanical name and just toss one in at the end of the common name. I've been doing it for so long, the correct spelling looks wrong to me.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
zuzu
May 5, 2018 3:57 PM CST

Moderator

You aren't alone in misspelling this one. I periodically do a search for "lavendar," "fuschia," and "burgandy" in the database to make sure that all of these misspellings were committed by the hybridizer and not by our members.

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Plant ID forum
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.

Member Login:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "clematis"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.