Lavender: A Treat for the Senses

Who doesn’t love the fresh, comforting scent of lavender? Either freshly picked from the garden, or dried to make potpourri, lavender is a wonderful flower that is extremely easy to grow. Whether you have an expansive garden, or are gardening in containers on your balcony, most can grow lavender for heavenly fragrance in the summer months.

A Field of Lavender

Lavender Hidcote


For those looking to create a bright, fragrant meadow of lavender, there are several options for planting. Plant Lavender Hyssop seeds for their distinct licorice taste and spectacular lavender blooms and scent. If you are looking for an already established plant to create your field of lavender, try these favorites: Lavender Munstead, Hidcote, or Jean Davis.

Pots of Lavender

Lavender Anouk


Those with limited garden space, or gardening in containers, may not realize that they have plenty of room to grow their own lavender plant. Try planting our new Lavender Anouk in a container, in a sunny area, for lovely, purple blooms and the classic lavender scent. For a more unique twist on the classic purple lavender, plant Jean Davis in a container for bright, icy-white blooms and wonderful fragrance.

Lavender’s elegance and fragrance in the garden, as well as its many uses once cut, makes it a classic garden favorite. If you don’t grow lavender already, try it this spring. If you have existing lavender in your garden, plant one of our new varieties or simply expand the heavenly scent in your garden. You will thank yourself in the summer months, when your senses are overcome with beautiful blooms and fragrance.

Happy Gardening!

4 thoughts on “Lavender: A Treat for the Senses”

  • phyllis

    I have a large (21x21) brown glazed pot I would like to put at my entry door and fill with only lavender. I'm thinking really tall, very showy, dark purple blooms and, of course, very fragrant. Or, what would you suggest? Entry is on westside of house sitting on concrete patio, gets late afternoon shade from one medium size maple tree. Until then, gets full sun from late morning. Thank you!

    • Amanda

      Hi Phyllis,

      Thanks for the question. There are several varieties of Lavender that will thrive in pots (with good drainage). They do prefer as much sun as possible, though, and will want at least six hours per day. Here are links to two varieties that will do well in containers:

      Thanks and Happy Gardening,


  • pat pittman

    I received a Anouk potted plant for Mother's Day and replanted it in the ground. It is in a sunny spot and the soil is very sandy. I put some gravel in the bottom of hole, but the plant seems to be dying. Is there anything I can do? It is on a slant and well drained.

  • Doug Gifford Jr

    We want to plant Lavender in our back yard. which varieties will grow in zone 5, and not die over winter

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