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Lavender Ellagance Purple

English Lavender Ellagance Purple has striking, bright purple blooms and silvery grey foliage. It emits the lovely fragrance we all love and is perfect for any sunny part of the garden. (Lavandula angustifolia)

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Plant - 3" pot

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Details:

Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 12-14" tall, 8-10" wide
Light: Full Sun
Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 9LAV
Common Name Lavender
Botanical Name Lavandula angustifolia
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple
Estimated Mature Height 12-14" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 8-10" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Silver
Foliage Silvery grey foliage
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Showy Flowers
Ships to Canada No
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Description
Everybody loves lavender, and who hasn’t ooohed and ahhhed over photos of the incredible purple fields in the UK and the South of France? Well, the photo on our Lavender listing page was taken in Oregon, and there’s no reason you can’t grow lavender in your own backyard. But there are a few things you need to know.

First of all, if you live in a very humid place, it simply won’t work. It’s almost impossible to grow lavender in South Florida, for example, but most of the US, north to Zone 5, is fine. Of course, the farther north you are, the more plant you’ll lose each year to winterkill. A good thick hedge will probably never happen in Zone 5, but don’t worry. Winter may kill the tops, but these plants are tough and dependable perennials; they’ll be back and bloom for you each year.

Where and how you plant is all important. Keep in mind that the lavenders are native to the Mediterranean, and if you’ve ever been to the South of France, you know that means hot, rocky, and arid--almost desert-like in many places. This tells you lavenders demand sharp-draining soils, never rich, damp and soggy. In fact, if your soil is heavy, it’s worth it to mix in some sand or gravel before you plant, and perhaps create little mounds for your plants so each one drains quickly. Fact is, if you fail with lavender, it will probably be due to over-watering. Lavenders dont mind drought a bit, and love hot, blazing sun. Remember, little water and no shade!

As for varieties, most of our choices are cultivars of the English Lavenders, which are cultivars of Lavendula angustifolia. These include both the famous Hidcote dwarf and Munstead, the most popular variety for the US. Jean Davis is a pink variety, and Lavance Purple is famous for its particularly vivid blue-purple bloom. Beyond the English types, there are lavenders commonly called French, Spanish, and other names.

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4.0

Lovely fragrence

By Debbidoodah

from Sewell, NJ

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Pros

  • Grew This In A Pot They

Cons

  • Not Many Flowers

Best Uses

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    Shipping

    Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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    As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

    Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

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