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PlantFiles: Lavender, Lavandin
Lavandula x intermedia 'Alba'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lavandula (lav-AN-dew-lah) (Info)
Species: x intermedia (in-ter-MEE-dee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Alba
Additional cultivar information: (aka Hidcote White)

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive felicia014 On Aug 5, 2007, felicia014 from Ridgefield, CT wrote:

I bought these kind of small and was disappointed last year with their initial growth. However this spring and summer they have really taken hold. They are not fragrant at all, but are a nice change from the blue/purple lavenders, and since I have a major deer problem I wanted something they wouldn't browse. Very nice little lavender.

Positive saya On Jan 9, 2006, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have 10 year old shrubs in my garden. It needs trimming two times a year: after flowering only a little and late spring after frost has gone can trim it a little harder. Never cut down in the bold wood.. So it stays healthy and bushy. Lavandula x intermedia is a sterile hybrid. Probably from a cross of L. angustifolia and L. latifolia. It contains more this is the lavendula that is grown in France on the fields.

Positive philomel On Oct 15, 2004, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenes
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a sterile hybrid, so no seeds will be produced. This lavendin has a beautiful habit of growth forming a dome of white flowers, worthy of a feature spot in the garden.
I have planted it as a hedge in my garden and will be interested to see how it performs

It has been known in Europe since 1880
It needs regular pruning to prevent it becoming woody


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

Ukiah, California
Ridgefield, Connecticut

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