Lavandula x intermedia 'Niko' Plant Patent #24,193Item #40443 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8
Elegant, sweetly fragrant mounds of silver foliage yield purple-blue flower spikes with outstanding ornamental and edible qualities. This cold-hardy lavender does not die back in the winter like other varieties and is notable for its disease resistance and heat and humidity tolerance. A must have for sunny gardens! Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Quickly reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:lav-AN-dew-lah in-ter-MEE-dee-aDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:RoundGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Edible, Fast Growing, Gift Plant, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:Summer, and again in fall.Flower color:Violet-bluePatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Companion PlantsBlack-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Rose (Rosa); Coneflower (Echinacea); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
- CareCare InformationThrives in average to lean, loose, fast-draining, slightly alkaline soil with gravel mulch. Plant with crowns slightly above soil level and a minimum spacing of 3 feet. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; reduce frequency once established. Prune back by one-half after flowering to encourage rebloom.Pruning time: prune after flowering.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory:This plant was discovered as a whole plant mutation of Lavandula 'Grosso', found as a single plant in a bed of Lavandula 'Grosso' plants in 2007 in a cultivated area of Kintnersville, PA. Named a 'Must-Grow Perennial' for 2013 by Better Homes & Gardens.