Folgate English Lavender

Lavandula angustifolia 'Folgate'

Fragrant purple blooms abound on this compact evergreen with narrow foliage. Beautiful as an informal hedge, in low water rock gardens, and in mass plantings along sunny borders. The sweetly aromatic 'Folgate' is an excellent source of lavender oil and flower parts for culinary use.
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Once established, needs occasional watering- more in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationlav-AN-dew-lah an-gus-tee-FOH-lee-uh
LoreThe lavenders have been grown in Europe long before Linnaeus' time and he named both this genus and species. Lavandula is derived from the Latin verb lavo or lavandus - to wash, because the Romans used it extensively in their ablutions. French lavender is not native to France, but hot, dry Spain, Greece and North Africa. Its common name is derived merely from the region where it is grown commercially, Province, France. The plants originally classified as L. spica and L. vera are how collectively grouped under L. angustifolia. The species and well over fifty cultivars are considered the most cold hardy and produce what many say is the sweetest of all lavender oils.
Average Size at MaturityReaches 18 to 24 in. tall and wide; flowers rise above foliage.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden, Kitchen Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Edible, Gift Plant, Waterwise, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs occasional watering- more in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsBlack-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Coneflower (Echinacea); Penstemon (Penstemon); Salvia (Salvia)

Requires well-drained soil. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a tidy, neat appearance, clip spent blooms, and prune annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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