Hardiness: 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
Bloom Color: Violet/Lavender
Bloom Time: Mid Summer Late Summer/Early Fall Blooms repeatedly
Foliage: Grown for foliage Evergreen Silver/Gray Aromatic
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Flowers are fragrant This plant is suitable for growing indoors Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Suitable for growing in containers
Soil pH requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
On Apr 23, 2013, Roycolli from Lexington, VA wrote:
This was one among many plants I ordered from Goodwin Creek Gardens. Since my area gets a freeze I have it in a container and it's doing great. I bring it indoors during the winter. Plant arrived beautifully from GCG and is growing nicely. Planning to order 4 more; 1 more for me and 3 as gifts. Love the scent, texture and fullness of the plant.
On Apr 13, 2013, garrlau from Indian Springs, NV wrote:
Lovely gray with deep purple flowers. I have 2 plants. One among rocks on the south side of the house. Does well through the hot, dry southwest desert summers. Seems to have at least a few flowers blooming all year. I've seem hummingbirds visit it on occasion. The second plant was damaged by a heavy freeze (25 degrees) last winter. But I was able to trim back the damaged portions and it is coming back beautifully.
On Apr 1, 2012, Sandwichkatexan from Copperas Cove, TX wrote:
This is one of the few lavenders that comes back every year in Central Texas . It does not mind our awful humidity and oppressive heat . Most of the other lavenders I have tried suffer and look sad in our area . Also its silver foliage provides great contrast in a garden against green foliage . If you live in Central Texas or any area with the same climate this lavender is choice ! The only other lavender variety that comes close to this in our area is stoechas .
On Mar 19, 2011, pasogardener from Paso Robles, CA wrote:
I love this lavender! Have grown others with some success, but this one has looked wonderful from the day it was planted. Dense growing pattern keeps it neat looking. It has bloomed continually, except for a brief period during our coldest weather. Tolerates our frequent frost without missing a beat, as well as our hot Paso Robles summers.
On Jan 14, 2006, maggiemoo from Conroe, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
Goodwin Creek is a recommended lavender for the humid Gulf Coast area. I planted mine from 4" seedlings almost a year ago, and it has done very well. I didn't have many flowers last year, but it was also just getting established. It already has many buds on it now, so I expect a much better show this year. Even without flowering, the foliage is so pretty, and it seems to keep a nice, dense shape.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Phoenix, Arizona Cerritos, California La Mesa, California Lake Nacimiento, California Merced, California Mission Viejo, California Oceanside, California Palm Springs, California Sacramento, California Temecula, California Deerfield Beach, Florida Hebron, Kentucky North Las Vegas, Nevada Raleigh, North Carolina North Augusta, South Carolina Conroe, Texas Copperas Cove, Texas Eagle Mountain, Texas Magnolia, Texas Sunset Valley, Texas Tomball, Texas Lexington, Virginia Clinton, Washington North Yelm, Washington