Goodwin Creek Gray Lavender
Lavandula x ginginsii 'Goodwin Creek Gray'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||la-VAN-dew-la dens-i-FLO-ra|
|Lore||Genus name, Lavandula is derived from the Latin verb lavoor lavandus - to wash, because it was widely used in ancient Roman baths.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 4 ft. tall and wide.|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Green Roof, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Edging|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Waterwise, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Rose (Rosa); Coneflower (Echinacea); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)|
Thrives in lean, loose, fast-draining, slightly alkaline soil; avoid heavy, soggy soils. Plant with crowns slightly above soil level. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates periodic drought. Remove spent flowers to promote continued bloom.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9