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Melissa Lilac Lavender

Lavandula angustifolia 'Dow4'

SKU
06822
A prolific bloomer, perfect for edging paths and borders, with aromatic foliage that perfumes the garden when brushed against. Soft lilac flowers appear above the fine silvery-green foliage. A wonderful addition to a sunny border or herb garden. An excellent lavender for cutting and drying. Evergreen.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationlav-AN-dew-lah an-gus-tee-FOH-lee-uh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 24 to 28 in. tall, 16 to 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasPlant en masse for a stunning effect in borders or along pathway edges. Lovely in a casual, water wise garden, planted among rockery or mulched with gravel. A wonderful addition to the herb or kitchen garden, providing wonderful fragrance and color while serving as a useful culinary herb and potpourri ingredient. Clip into a formal sphere for a contemporary look.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorSilver-green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsBlack-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 moderate drought. Prune back by one-half after flowering to encourage rebloom.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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