The Long Blooming Lavender Collection hits all the important marks that lavender lovers look for, including an entire season’s worth of blooms.
Our Long Blooming Lavender Collection of 5 plants (one of each) is roughly 5' x 4' if planted together. The Collection of 15 plants (3 of each) is roughly 11' x 6' if planted together.
*Not all plants will be in bloom at the same time, as depicted on the illustration.
*Plants are subject to change due to availability. If we make substitutions, we feature plants with similar attributes suitable to the collection design.
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 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 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 create 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
AM017072 (Collection of 5)
AM017073 (Collection of 15)
Long Blooming Lavender Collection
5, 6, 7, 8
Plants in this collection range from 12-36" tall
Plants in this collection range from 12-36" wide
Early summer to early fall
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Foliage colors range from blue-green, silver-green or gray-green.
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Dry, Well Draining
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Great For Mass Plantings, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Dried Flowers, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer, Fall
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested. Toxic to dogs, cats and horses.
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|