Melissa Lilac Lavender
Lavandula angustifolia 'Dow4'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||lav-AN-dew-lah an-gus-tee-FOH-lee-uh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 24 to 28 in. tall, 16 to 18 in. wide.|
|Design Ideas||Plant 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Compact Form|
|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 moderate drought. Prune back by one-half after flowering to encourage rebloom.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9