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lavender growing



General information

  • Lavandula angustifolia, Lavender
  • Lamiaceae family
  • Sunlight: full sun.
  • Soil conditions: low fertility, well-drained soil.
  • Grows well in a container.
  • Perennial

Successful Cultivars

  • Ellagance Purple (100-110 days) Bushy, uniform, with deep purple flowers. Winter hardy.
  • Munstead (100-110 days) Compact, bushy habit. Bloom olors range from pale blue to dark violet.
  • Hidcote Blue (100 days) Compact uniform habit, silvery foliage, deep violet-blue flowers.


Common Pests & Diseases

  • Spittle Bugs (pictured here)
  • White Flies
  • Aphids
  • Root Rot
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This publication was created by Master Gardeners Rick Judd and Gail Hermenau. Photos courtesy of Gail Hermenau.

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