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Lavandula angustifolia

Common Name(s):
Lavender, Common lavender, English lavender
Categories:
Edible Plants, Herbs, Perennials, Shrubs
Comment:

Potpourris; herb pillows; crafts, vinegars, jellies; Lavender is a well loved perennial which is at times difficult to grow in N. C. It requires perfectly drained soil and full sun, and will die out in heavy clays. The flowers can be dried and used in potpourris. Cut back yearly. Drought tolerant

Season:
summer
Light:
Sun
Height:
1-2 ft.
Space:
18 in.
Flower Color:
lavender
Hardiness:
5-9
Foliage:
Opposite, entire, gray-green to bluish green leaves; 1 to 1.7 in. long; fragrant
Flower:
1.5 to 2.5 in. spike of lavender-purple, white, pink, lilac flowers in summer
Zones:
5 to 8
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun; well-drained soil on the dry side; does not tolerate wet feet
Texture:
Fine
Form:
Broad rounded mound
Propagation:
stem cuttings in summer, seed, division
Exposure:
full sun
Soil:
well drained, alkaline soil
Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
Mediterranean region
Width:
2-3 ft.

NCCES plant id: 401

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