Provence French Lavender

Lavandula x intermedia 'Provence'

SKU
02813
A highly fragrant evergreen shrub with gray-green foliage and abundant purple flower spikes. A wonderful addition to dry, sunny borders and gardens. Useful as hedge or edging in herb gardens. Highly effective in mass plantings. Flowers may be dried and crushed to use in sachets.
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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, 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 NeedsLet soil go almost dry between waterings.
Companion PlantsBlack-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Rose (Rosa); Rosemary (Rosmarinus)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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