Provence French Lavender

Lavandula x intermedia 'Provence'

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The commercial lavender variety grown in the French countryside. Heavily redolent foliage and flowers are a Mediterranean staple. Soft gray green clump produces a large mass. Becomes packed with fine wands of fragrant purple flowers in summer for an incredible display. Plenty to harvest for crafts, kitchen and decor. Exceptional xeriscape plant that also thrives in well drained beds, borders and banks Add to herb and cutting gardens. Takes well to containers and troughs. Perennial subshrub. Full sun. Moderate growing 30 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationla-VAN-dew-la in-ter-MEE-dee-uh
LoreSince the ancient Phoenicians and Egyptians who first utilized its oils, lavender has been central to medicine and hygiene of many cultures. The lavenders have been grown in Europe for centuries dating back to the Romans. It is from the Latin verb lavo that the genus was named, for this plant was commonly used in the famous Roman baths. It has remained in soaps and cosmetics ever since. This French lavender is not native to France but to drier Spain, Greece and North Africa; due to its widespread cultivation in the region of Provence, however, it has become decidedly French.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasA superior plant for hot, dry slopes and banks. Rugged enough for rock gardens in warm climates where it is likely to naturalize. Exceptional component of Mediterranean style gardens both formal and casual. With similar requirements as western natives, it is suitable for xeriscape or wild gardens in dry climates. Suited to traditional mixed borders with perennials and flowering shrubs. Performs in large artistic pots and particularly beautiful in classical style with antique finish. An indispensable component of herb gardens.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Green Roof, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureFragrant Foliage and Blooms

Thrives in lean, loose, fast-draining, slightly alkaline soil; avoid heavy, soggy soils. Plant with crowns slightly above soil level, with minimum spacing of 3 ft. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates periodic drought. Remove spent flowers to promote continued bloom.

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