Lavender III / Lavandula

Lavandula x intermedia ‘Edelweiss’ – This cultivar of Lavadin (Lavandula angustifolia x Lavandula latifolia) features tall spikes (8-12″ tall) of white flowers (with just a hint of blue) from mid to late summer – these are borne over greyish-green foliage. ‘Edelweiss’ is a drought tolerant shrub and prefers full sun with well drained soil. Grows 18-24″ high by 24″ wide. Zone 5.

Lavandula stoechas SANNE – This Spanish lavender was developed in the Netherlands and has a very compact growth habit (more compact than ‘Anouk’). It is also free-flowering (from late spring to mid summer) with caterpillar-like blooms covered in tiny dark purple flowers and topped with violet bracts. Pungent grey-green foliage. Grows 10-12″ high by 12″ wide. Zone 7.

Lavandula angustifolia ‘Blue River’ – A seed variety of English lavender that is dwarf in nature, working well in containers or condominium gardens. It has intense purple blooms (fragrant) from midsummer to early autumn and is an excellent cut flower or potpourri type. The silvery-green foliage can also be trimmed into a miniature flowering hedge. Grows 12-14″ high. Zone 5.

Lavadula stoechas ‘Anouk’ – Another compact Spanish lavender (also known as Butterfly or French Lavender) that was developed in Holland. It is hardier than most L. stoechas and bears large pineapple-shaped blooms studded with tiny deep purple flowers and topped with bright violet bracts. Attracts both bees and butterflies. Grows 12-14″ high by 18″ wide. Hardy to zone 6.

Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote Pink’ – This English lavender has a more compact growth habit and smaller flowers than ‘Rosea’, but is essentially the same pink colour (perhaps a shade lighter). It is deer resistant and features narrow greyish-green leaves, forming a rounded evergreen shrub. It looks absolutely spectacular when planted with ‘Hidcote’. Grows 18″ high by 30″ wide. Zone 5.

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One Response to Lavender III / Lavandula

  1. Cindy says:

    I love my Lavender plants. They are so hardy here in my area and they are easy to grow.

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