• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate grower to 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Fragrant
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:la-VAN-dew-la dens-i-FLO-ra
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:8, 9, 12 - 24, 31
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleCottage, Mediterranean
    Design IdeasThis hybrid Lavender makes an informal heat-loving perennial to fill borders or a dense edging plant. Also works well as a short hedge either left natural or sheared, which releases its fragrance even when out of bloom. Resistant to heat and some drought, Lavender is perfect for rock gardens, with Western natives or in drought-resistant plantings.
    Companion PlantsBlack-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Rose (Rosa); Coneflower (Echinacea); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in light, well-drained, alkaline soil with average to low fertility. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Clip spent flowers to promote continued bloom.Pruning time: early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    From a chance seedling discovered by Jim Becker of Goodwin Creek Gardens in Williams, Oregon, this is the only known cultivar derived from a rare cross of Lavandula dentata and the hardier L. lanata. The hybrid name ginginsii was given in tribute to Baron Frederic Charles Jean Gingins de la Sarraz (1790-1863), for his great contribution to the study of the genus.
    Lore:
    Genus name, Lavandula is derived from the Latin verb lavoor lavandus - to wash, because it was widely used in ancient Roman baths.

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