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'Phenomenal' Lavender has it all: exceptionally tolerant of both high heat and harsh winter, this easy-to-grow lavender even shows resistance to the effects of humidity. Highly fragrant with concentrated essential oils, Phenomenal's spikes of purple-blue flowers attract butterflies and bees to the garden. Edible, deer-resistant and fast-growing, this silver-leafed lavender has left all other new introductions in the dust! (Lavandula x intermedia) PP#24193

Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Fragrant
Fragrant
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Containers
Containers
Evergreen
Evergreen
Dried Flowers
Dried Flowers
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Great for Mass Plantings
Great for Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 24-32" tall, 24-32" wide
Bloom Time Mid summer to early fall
SKU ABL2OXX

Plant Information

Phenomenal: the Lavender Plant that Changed the Whole Growing Game

24 - 32” Tall x 24 - 32” Wide. 'Phenomenal' Lavender PP#24193 caused an audible wave of excitement to pass over the US the day it was introduced! Finally, a rugged and hardy lavender that can handle both harsh winters and taxing humidity with grace. 'Phenomenal' has made lavender an accessible garden plant for many who thought they could never grow this treasured perennial.

While it does exhibit resistance to humidity-related diseases such as root rot and fungal infections, 'Phenomenal', like other lavenders, should not be planted in wet or slow-draining soils. Lavender gardeners will always have the best luck with full sun and gritty soil (or fast-draining container mixes). This highly-fragrant, deer-proof lavender works beautifully when sited along walkways, paths, fence lines, and other property borders, as long as conditions allow. As an edible lavender, it's also a charming addition to veggie gardens and herb knots. For detailed planting and care instructions, visit How to Grow Lavender.

'Phenomenal' is known for its silvery foliage and deep-blue to purple 5” flower spikes. Its flowers are exceptionally beautiful, making it a great addition to centerpieces and bouquets. When in bloom, this plant’s compact growth habit begins to expand outward, reaching up to a 32" x 32" spread. Due to its color and scent, butterflies and bees are very attracted to 'Phenomenal', making it a popular choice for pollinator gardens.

With its elevated levels of essential oil, 'Phenomenal' Lavender is a great choice for creating dried arrangements, sachets & potpourris, soap making, and other crafts.

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ABL2OXX
ASL2O31 (Plant - 3" pot) - Out of stock.
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AFL2O21 (Plant - 2.25" pot) - Out of stock.
Common Name Lavender Phenomenal PP#24193
Botanical Name Lavandula x intermedia Phenomenal PP#24193
Patent Number PP#24193
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple
Flower Size 5" flowers
Mature Height 24-32" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 24-32" wide
Growth Rate Medium
Bloom Time Mid summer to early fall
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 foliage.
Evergreen Yes
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Tolerates Dry Sites, Humidity
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant, Cut Flowers, Containers, Evergreen, Dried Flowers, Low Maintenance, Great for Mass Plantings
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals Toxic to dogs, cats and horses.
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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American MeadowsPhenomenal Lavender
 
3.9

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (10)
  • Healthy (9)
  • Fragrant (8)
  • Accurate instructions (7)
  • Hardy (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (9)
  • Outdoors (8)
  • Patio (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (11)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Finally, a lavender that survives my clay soil!

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Packaged very poorly

The plants arrived totally out of their pots. They had been so for quite some time as they were extremely dried out. The roots had no soil left on them from the tumbling they...Read complete review

The plants arrived totally out of their pots. They had been so for quite some time as they were extremely dried out. The roots had no soil left on them from the tumbling they took, and the leaves were bruised and broken. They looked like death warmed over. I am soaking the roots in a 24 hour water bath to see if it will revive the poor lavender plants.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Never again!

By 

from North Carolina

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Pros

    Cons

    • Flimsy
    • Small In Size

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Meadows Phenomenal Lavender:

      Plants were literally 1 inch tall. Many had fallen out of the pots, roots were exposed and dry. I could have purchased healthier plants four times the size for half the price at my local nursery.

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      • Personal

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Packaged very poorly

      By 

      from Florida

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions

      Cons

      • Dry, loose soil
      • Poorly packaged
      • Unattractive

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Phenomenal Lavender:

        The plants arrived totally out of their pots. They had been so for quite some time as they were extremely dried out. The roots had no soil left on them from the tumbling they took, and the leaves were bruised and broken. They looked like death warmed over. I am soaking the roots in a 24 hour water bath to see if it will revive the poor lavender plants.

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Truly Phenomenal

        By 

        from Harrodsburg, Kentucky

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        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Fragrant
        • Hardy
        • Healthy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors

          Comments about American Meadows Phenomenal Lavender:

          Living in central Kentucky, I have tried (and failed) many times to grow lavender. At best, I would get one good season and it wouldn't make it through our soggy winters. I bought Lavender Phenomenal from American Meadows a couple years ago and I have been incredibly impressed with this beauty. It is an evergreen through the winter and in it's second season grew to be about 3'X3'. The flowers are fragrant and delicious. I have used them in place of culinary lavender in ice cream and baked goods and they impart a lovely flavor. The cut flowers remain fragrant even a year after drying. I can't say enough good things about this lavender.

          I do have it growing in my "rock garden" which is a soilless mix of composted horse manure, wood shavings, and crushed limestone, so it is a well-draining soil. I wouldn't risk it trying to plant it in my native clay soil. But the other cultivars of lavender didn't survive this mix when Phenomenal has flourished.

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          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Dies in North Florida

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          from Fernandina Beach

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          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Fragrant

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about American Meadows Phenomenal Lavender:

              Have tried this Lavender 3 times now and each one was died within 2 weeks, not hardy in Northeast Florida!

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              • Personal

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Bad Luck

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              from Illinois

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              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Healthy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Garden
                • Outdoors

                Comments about American Meadows Phenomenal Lavender:

                I had bad luck with this plant. I planted too low and found out later that they needed higher ground. Next time I will read the instructions very carefully.

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                • Personal

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Unusual, pleasing habit. Can't wait to see blooms.

                By 

                from Stockton

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                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions
                • Attractive
                • Hardy
                • Healthy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Garden
                  • Outdoors
                  • Patio

                  Comments about American Meadows Phenomenal Lavender:

                  These are beautiful in front of taller, established pink muhly grass.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Delivery fine, plants in good condition.

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                  • Personal

                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Lavender

                  By 

                  from Fernandina Beach, fl

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                  Pros

                  • Accurate Instructions

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about American Meadows Phenomenal Lavender:

                      I don't think it can handle a lot heat, Humidity, or Rain.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Off to a beautiful start in Zone 9.

                      By 

                      from Stockton

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                      Pros

                      • Accurate Instructions
                      • Attractive
                      • Fragrant
                      • Hardy
                      • Healthy
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Garden
                        • Outdoors

                        Comments about American Meadows Phenomenal Lavender:

                        I see that this isn't recommended for Zone 9, only up to 8. So far, in a very hot summer, my two plants are doing beautifully. I think I ordered three and one didn't make it.

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                        • Personal
                         
                        5.0

                        Excellent lavender. Hardiness is as described. Thanks.

                        By 

                        from New York City

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                        Pros

                        • Accurate Instructions
                        • Hardy
                        • Healthy

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Outdoors
                          • Patio

                          Comments about American Meadows Phenomenal Lavender:

                          In pots on a patio.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          These grow huge quickly............

                          By 

                          from S. Weber, Utah

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                          Pros

                          • Attractive
                          • Fragrant
                          • Hardy

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Garden

                            Comments about American Meadows Phenomenal Lavender:

                            I didn't buy mine here, BUT you get what you can WHERE you can. Mine are one year old and way bigger than expected. The bees love them, I interspaced "Phenominal" with "Hidcote" Lavenders.......... that may have been a mistake as the Phenominal version gets quite a bit Larger. There are loads of flower spikes and they attract Bees like crazy..... They are on the West wall of my house and get sun during the summer up to 9 hours a day..... they don'y require much of your time unless you intend to cut flowers.

                            (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Thriving in central Florida!

                            By 

                            from central Florida

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                            Pros

                            • Accurate Instructions
                            • Attractive
                            • Fragrant
                            • Healthy

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Garden
                              • Lawn
                              • Outdoors

                              Comments about American Meadows Phenomenal Lavender:

                              I had read that Lavenders are difficult in central Florida because of the high humidity but Phenomenal is supposed to do well. Well, I can report that it absolutely does! The plants were fully healthy upon arrival and I had prepared a bluff of mostly sand several feet high where there had been a gentle slope before, with the intention of building a retaining wall against it. This free-draining form of sand with little nutritional value in full sun was perfect for it. After planting in March, they quickly established and grew to bushes about 16 inches high and wide by the fall. Now in spring they are already putting on vigorous new growth with no watering and no care or feeding. Phenomenal!

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                              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Waiting to see if it survives the winter.

                              By 

                              from West Central Illinoia

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                              Pros

                              • Accurate Instructions
                              • Attractive
                              • Fragrant
                              • Healthy
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Garden
                                • Outdoors
                                • Patio

                                Comments about American Meadows Phenomenal Lavender:

                                I have had lavender before that did not survive winter. I hope this one does. It was just getting full when fall came. I planted this one on the east side of my deck in a more sheltered area than others I have had.

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                                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Phenomenal It Is

                                By 

                                from Stamford, CT

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                                Pros

                                • Attractive
                                • Fragrant
                                • Healthy

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Attracts Butterflies
                                  • Garden
                                  • Repels Ticks

                                  Comments about American Meadows Phenomenal Lavender:

                                  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.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

                                  (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Finally, a lavender that survives my clay soil!

                                  By 

                                  from Barboursville, VA

                                  About Me Avid Gardener

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive
                                  • Fragrant
                                  • Hardy
                                  • Healthy

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Garden
                                    • Outdoors
                                    • Patio

                                    Comments about American Meadows Phenomenal Lavender:

                                    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.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

                                    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    It is Phenomenal!

                                    By 

                                    from NJ

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Comments about American Meadows Phenomenal Lavender:

                                    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!

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

                                    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Growing Well . First year.

                                    By 

                                    from Northeast Texas

                                    Comments about American Meadows Phenomenal Lavender:

                                    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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