Lavender - Lavandula
The lavender plant is one of the most beautiful and useful plants to add to your garden. From the fragrant, blue-purple flowers, to its ability to attract wildlife, this is one plant you will want in your yard! With proper lavender plant care, the flowers from the lavender plant can be cut for indoor use, used in the kitchen or even used to make essential oils. At SummerWinds Nursery, we carry many varieties of the lavender plant and our Trusted Garden Advisors can help you determine which is best for your garden.
Lavender plant care is really quite simple. The lavender plant does best in a warm, full sun (6-8 hours a day) location with dry, sandy and fast draining soil. You should water your plant about once a week (once established), being careful not to overwater. It is best to plant lavender in the fall or winter which gives the plant ample time to establish before the summer heat arrives. The lavender plant should also be pruned yearly in the spring or after it blooms. Prune back the low growth plant varieties 1 to 2 inches the first year, and then about one third of the way in following years. This pruning will help keep the plant from appearing woody. If your lavender plant already looks woody in the center you can cut off the old branches and trim back even more as new growths appear. You can prune the plant to maintain the size and shape you prefer. Lavender plants do not need to be fertilized. Over fertilization often leads to less fragrant blooms.
Height: 20”- 24" tall and wide
Planting Distance: 12” – 18” apart
Bloom Time: Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Soil Condition: Well Drained, sandy mix
Flower / Accent: Lavender / Lavender
Below are descriptions of lavender plants that can be found seasonally (and while supplies last) at your local SummerWinds Nursery.
Companion Plants for Lavender
Sedum Stone Crop
At SummerWinds Nursery, we offer a wide variety of lavender plants. From Spanish lavender plants to English lavender plants, or Trusted Garden Advisors can help you determine the ideal plant for your space and give you the best advice for lavender plant care.
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