Lavender Phenomenal

 
Purple Lavender Phenomenal, Lavandula intermedia, Lavender

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This lavender variety is one of the hardiest and is extremely easy to grow, withstanding high heat and humidity. The gorgeous, purple blooms are very fragrant and attract butterflies to the garden. (Lavandula x intermedia) PPAF

Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Fragrant
Fragrant
Containers
Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 22-24" tall, 24-32" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Size Plant - 3" pot
SKU ASL2O31

Lavender for your garden? Here's how to grow it: 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 cant 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 wont work. Its 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 winter kill. 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, its 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 don't 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.

SKU ASL2O31
Common Name Lavender
Botanical Name Lavandula intermedia
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 22-24" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 24-32" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Fragrant, Containers
Additional Information High heat and humidity tolerance
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping is based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.
Zone 6-11 - orders ship the week of May 9th, 2016
Zones 1-4 - orders ship the week of May 16th, 2016

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 ‘Plant Information’ section 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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5.0

Phenomenal It Is

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from Stamford, CT

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Attracts Butterflies
    • Garden
    • Repels Ticks

    Comments about American Meadows Lavender Phenomenal:

    The Lavender plants were in great condition and of good size. Perfect for what have been very dry conditions this summer, realizing delicate flowers and spread quickly. Exactly what I had hoped for.

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    • Personal

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    4.0

    Finally, a lavender that survives my clay soil!

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    from Barboursville, VA

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Fragrant
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors
      • Patio

      Comments about American Meadows Lavender Phenomenal:

      After watching other lavenders slowly fade into the sunset in my clay soil here in Central Virginia, I'm pleased to report that this one is going gangbusters! My only disappointment is that it is not as fragrant as some - it does have some, but when I rub it, for instance, I don't find much fragrance lingering. I hope maybe in the next generation that they can develop one with the clay tolerance of this one and the fragrance of some of the other varieties. But if, like me, up to this point you haven't been able to grow lavender at all because you couldn't provide the drainage conditions it wanted, you should totally give this one a try.

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      5.0

      It is Phenomenal!

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      from NJ

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      Comments about American Meadows Lavender Phenomenal:

      Beautiful, fragrant and held up beautifully through the terrible winter of 2013-14. I am planning to replace my other Lavenders with it when the time comes. Service at AM was wonderful!

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      5.0

      Growing Well . First year.

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      from Northeast Texas

      Comments about American Meadows Lavender Phenomenal:

      Healthy plants. . I ordered 9 varieties of lavender to see which are best in this climate. . only lost one and that was due to not having enough drainage. All 8 other plants are growing well in pots this summer. . will put into ground in the fall.

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      USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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