Gardening Help Search. Winter hardy to USDA Zones where it is typically grown in average, alkaline, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Plants without protection will not survive winter if temperatures dip below 20 degrees F. It is best to grow this lavender in sheltered locations with a good winter mulch in Zone 8.
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Gardening Help Search. Winter hardy to USDA Zones where it is typically grown in average, alkaline, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Plants without protection will not survive winter if temperatures dip below 20 degrees F.
It is best to grow this lavender in sheltered locations with a good winter mulch in Zone 8. Full sun and well-drained soils are especially important. Cool, moist conditions often lead to root rot and stem rot. Soil drainage is particularly import in winter. Remove faded flowers to promote continued bloom and maintain plant appearance. Prune to shape in spring after new leaves appear. This species differs from most other species of lavender by having much better tolerance for summer heat and humidity and by preferring moister soils with some organic enrichment.
Plants are fast growing and may be grown as annuals with seeds started indoors in spring weeks before last spring frost date. It is native to the warm climates of the northwestern Mediterranean plus the Canary Islands. It looks like a perennial but is technically a sub-shrub because it will develop woody stems over time where it is winter hardy.
Deeply-lobed, lacy, silver-green leaves to 1. Flowers bloom throughout the year in warm winter locations. Flowers primarily in summer when plants are grown as annuals. Genus name comes from the Latin word lavo meaning I wash in reference to a former use of the plant as an aromatic wash. Susceptible to leaf spot and root rot. This is a versatile garden perennial that should be considered for a wide variety of uses and not just relegated to a corner of the herb garden. Deep purple blue flowers and gray-green leaves provide ornamental color and contrast to the perennial border front, rock garden, cottage garden, herb garden or scented garden.
Can be particularly effective when massed. Good selection for edging along walks or paths. Excellent cut or dried flower.
Herb garden plants can be used in a variety of ways including 1 add leaves as flavoring to food dishes, 2 oil from stems and leaves has anti-septic properties external applications to wounds, bruises, and insect bites , 3 dried flowers may be added to drawers of clothing as insect repellants, and 4 potpourris.
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Common Name: French lace. Type: Deciduous shrub. Family: Lamiaceae. Native Range: Southern Europe, northern Africa. Height: 1. Spread: 1. Bloom Time: June to September. Bloom Description: Blue-violet. Sun: Full sun to part shade. Water: Dry to medium. Maintenance: Medium. Garden locations. Culture Winter hardy to USDA Zones where it is typically grown in average, alkaline, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Problems Susceptible to leaf spot and root rot.
Garden Uses This is a versatile garden perennial that should be considered for a wide variety of uses and not just relegated to a corner of the herb garden. Thank You! Main Navigation Visit. Things To Do. Plant Science. Missouri Botanical Garden Shaw Blvd. Sign up for our e-newsletter. Gardening in St.
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Lavandula multifida L.
A sprawling, aromatic ornamental Lavender with feathery silver-green foliage. The leaves are superb for adding textural interest to mixed perennial beds and herb gardens. Cut fresh flowers are a beautiful addition to bouquets, and dried flowers are nice for adding to "everlasting" arrangements and potpourri. This Lavender looks very nice when planting in containers on patios and decks. Butterflies and bees love this plant! Wonderful for providing contrast in mixed borders and containers.