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Lavender Platinum Blonde

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Lavender Platinum Blonde offers broad gray-green and cream variegated leaves that boast a sweet fragrance and purple-blue flowers. This English Lavender has a compact growth habit well suited to growing in containers. Prefers full sun and well-draining soils. (Lavendula angustifolia)

Zones 6 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Fragrant
Fragrant
Containers
Containers
Dried Flowers
Dried Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 16-24" tall, 18-20" wide
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Size Plant - 3" pot
SKU AFLT131

Plant Information

Broad green, variegated leaves boast the same sweet fragrance and bluish - purple flowers, we’ve all grown to love from Lavender. Platinum Blonde is a compact variety, growing to be 16-24” tall, making it perfect for a small space or container garden. Deer resistant and highly fragrant, this Lavender makes for amazing fresh and dried bouquets, sachets, and more. Once established, Platinum Blonde is low-maintenance and drought-tolerant, making it a great fit for almost any garden.

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Success with Lavender:

Originating in the Mediterranean, lavender prefers hot sunny days, dry air, and non-enriched, well-drained soil. While that’s great news for those gardening in the West, nowadays lavender can also be successfully grown in higher-humidity areas of the East and Pacific Northwest very successfully by remembering its basic needs. Be sure to pick a variety that is matched to your area. Depending upon your location and your desired use, there are lavenders for almost any setting. Next, follow the four basic elements to ensure lavender success:

1. SUN Lavender loves sun. Plant them in a sunny location where there is plenty of air circulation. Six to eight hours of sun is best, but some afternoon shade is fine in the hotter climates of the Southwest.

2. AIR Good air circulation is essential, especially in areas of high humidity. Lavender is not fond of damp, still air, which makes it prone to root rot. In humid areas, plant them with ample spacing, keeping in mind the mature size of your plant when in bloom and allowing for a bit extra space for good circulation.

3. SOIL Well-drained soil. This is perhaps the most important factor in success with lavender. One rule of thumb from is that the soil should be loose enough to dig with your hands, and not cake-like. You can add sand or small gravel to recreate this consistency if your soil is too compact. In areas where drainage may be a problem, mound the soil up to create a raised row or stand-alone mound.

In humid areas especially, a 1-2” mulch of pea sized gravel or white sand will do two things – it will help improve drainage, and it will reflect heat and light back up into the plant. More heat = more fragrant blooms! If you use a weed barrier, make sure it is breathable so the soil can drain and the roots can breathe. Gardeners struggling with growing lavender successfully in humid areas are encouraged to try planting Lavender Phenomenal.

4. WATER During the first year of your lavender’s growth it needs to establish a good root system. It will require regular watering (unless you’re experiencing healthy rain fall). Starting in the second year, your lavender will need less water, as it becomes the water-thrifty plant you’re hoping for, but to get there it needs to grow deep roots in year one. By the end of year three it will have reached its mature size and shouldn’t need any extra water. If water is needed, water in the morning, and deeply, to help root growth. A mature lavender plant is happy with only 9-12 inches of rain per year, but remember, with the right variety and good drainage lavender can thrive with more water.

Learn How to Grow Lavender in Detail.

Associated SKUs
ABLT1XX
ASLT131 (Plant - 2.5" pot) - Out of stock.
AFLT131 (Plant - 3" pot)
Common Name Lavender
Botanical Name Lavandula angustifolia
Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 16-24" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-20" wide
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Gray-Green
Foliage Gray-green varigated foliage
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Fragrant, Containers, Dried Flowers
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and 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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  • Attractive
  • Fragrant

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    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio
    • Pool Area

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    The plants are getting established in my garden and I love the color of the leaves. Can't wait to see the flowers next year!

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    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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