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PlantFiles: English Lavender
Lavandula angustifolia 'Royal Velvet'

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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: Royal Velvet

Synonym:Lavandula officinalis
Synonym:Lavandula spica

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

Category:
Herbs
Shrubs

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
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
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Silver/Gray
Aromatic

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer
Flowers are good for cutting
Flowers are good for drying and preserving
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings

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

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive aandbwright On Sep 24, 2010, aandbwright from Las Vegas, NV wrote:

I planted this last year and I love it. In the middle of the summer when even the native plants are getting wilty from heat stress this lavender does fine. The place I bought it from says it blooms once in late spring/early summer but here in Las Vegas it blooms twice...once in May/June and again in September/October. It is a very nice looking plant even when it is not blooming. It has a nice smell and does make a pretty dried flower. With my limited desert gardening experience, this is the only small plant that I have used that grows quickly and fills in a space but does not become invasive. It does all of its spreading in the spring. I can't think of a single complaint about this plant.

Regional...

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

Hebron, Kentucky
Las Vegas, Nevada



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