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English Lavender
Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote Superior'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lavandula (lav-AN-dew-lah) (Info)
Species: angustifolia (an-gus-tee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Hidcote Superior
Synonym:Lavandula officinalis
Synonym:Lavandula spica

Category:

Herbs

Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Purple

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Silver/Gray

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From hardwood heel cuttings

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Amesti, California

Denver, Colorado

Hebron, Kentucky

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Stafford, Virginia

Shaw Island, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 17, 2008, Chantell from Middle of, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

This is a nice lavender and has done well with full sun here in zone 7A. Minumal watering needs once established. Scent is nice...not as intense as Provence holds its own.