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May 5, 2018 3:18 AM CST
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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
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May 5, 2018 3:43 AM CST
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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.
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May 5, 2018 3:56 AM CST
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i live in Denver, co if that helps any.

thanks for the other info
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May 5, 2018 4:27 AM CST
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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.
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May 5, 2018 7:42 AM CST
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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.
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May 5, 2018 8:37 AM CST
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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.
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May 5, 2018 10:45 AM CST
Name: Jai or Jack
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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!
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May 5, 2018 12:35 PM CST
Name: Deb
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Meh to the fragrance (for me). I do like to grow it for herbal use, lots of good properties.
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May 5, 2018 12:39 PM CST
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Fragrance is an herbal use.
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May 5, 2018 12:51 PM CST
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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.
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May 5, 2018 1:21 PM CST
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May 5, 2018 1:43 PM CST
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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.
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May 5, 2018 3:57 PM CST
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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.
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