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Provence Lavender

 

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'Provence' Lavender is tolerant of poor soils and a true heat lover; it's even known to withstand heavy doses of summertime humidity. One of the tallest and most fragrant varieties, 'Provence' grows to be 24-36” tall and is an excellent choice for creating an aromatic hedge. With exceptionally long, mauve-purple spikes of flowers that are complemented by its silver-green foliage, it's a beautiful sight when swaying in the breeze. (Lavandula x intermedia)

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
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 30-36" tall, 24-36" wide
Bloom Time Summer
Size Plant - 2.25" pot
SKU ABLSQXX

Plant Information

'Provence' Lavender is a tall, aromatic variety with abundant slender blooms. Famed for its scent, 'Provence' is a favorite among soapmakers and dried flower arrangers. It's a prolific producer, sending up multiple flowers on its bushy plants that attract and support bees and butterflies. Heat-loving and drought-tolerant, 'Provence' has been known to withstand some bouts of humidity. Deer resistant.

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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.

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ABLSQXX
12LAV (Plant - 2.25" pot) - Out of stock.
AFLSQ31 (Plant - 2.25" pot) - Out of stock.
Common Name Lavender Provence
Botanical Name Lavandula x intermedia Provence
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple
Flower Size 3" flowers
Mature Height 30-36" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 24-36" wide
Growth Rate Medium
Bloom Time 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-Green
Foliage Silver-green foliage.
Evergreen Yes
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Well Draining
Tolerates Dry Sites
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant, Cut Flowers, 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 MeadowsProvence Lavender
 
3.6

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5.0

Established nicely in first year - modest blooming

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from Columbia, MO

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  • Fragrant
  • Healthy

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      Comments about American Meadows Provence Lavender:

      Planted with three other American Meadows lavenders. In our Missouri clay, I dug out a 12" hole 15" deep for each plant. It is filled with 40% sand, 40% pea gravel, and 20% soil over a layer of 1" pebbles. This gave the necessary drainage to make the plant thrive in a humid area. I also gave plenty of room around the plants and placed them where there is ample sun and wind.

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      5.0

      lavendar hedge is in

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      from Arlington, VA

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Outdoors

        Comments about American Meadows Provence Lavender:

        We ordered 20 plants and they all arrived in very good condition and were as described. We have put them in the ground and are very excited to see them grow. We will definitely use American Meadow in the future

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Not growing

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        from Alaska

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            Comments about American Meadows Provence Lavender:

            Not green

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Gorgeous plant! Have it both indoors and outdoors.

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            from Omaha, NE

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            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Fragrant
            • Hardy
            • Healthy

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              • Garden
              • Indoors
              • Outdoors
              • Patio

              Comments about American Meadows Provence Lavender:

              Striking plant with silvery leaves. Just keeps blooming. Able to withstand 100degree heat in rock garden on west side of house. Butterflies loved it. Also keeping a plant inside the house in south/west sunny exposure, and it's blooming in January!

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              1.0

              It died.

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              from St. Michaels, MD

              Comments about American Meadows Provence Lavender:

              I did what I was supposed to. The plant wasn't all that healthy looking when it arrived and it didn't improve at any time.

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              5.0

              Healthy

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              from North Florida

              Comments about American Meadows Provence Lavender:

              Arrived fast and the plant was very healthy!

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great

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              from Tampa, FL

              Pros

              • Deer resistant
              • Smelly

              Cons

              • Slow growth
              • Small Plant

              Best Uses

                Comments about American Meadows Provence Lavender:

                Great product even if a very small plant comes... It takes a lot of time to grow but it's great

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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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