Lavender; English Lavender; Lavandula
Spain, western Mediterranean
- Full Sun
- Part Sun/Shade
About This Plant
Sun; evergreen, with cool silver leaves and a sweet clean scent. The name derives from Latin lavare, “to wash,” for lavender has long been used in soaps and toiletries. A Mediterranean plant, lavender soldiers right through the summer in Texas, but it can’t handle poor drainage or wet feet in winter. Even long periods of rainy weather can be a problem. The purple blooms attract bees and butterflies, along with other suitors; lavender is a classic symbol of love and was long used to perfume linens, clothing and nosegays.
Provide good drainage and air circulation between plants for best growth; lavender is an excellent choice for raised beds. Prune in spring (not autumn.) Avoid wetting in winter, when dampness can be an issue for lavender.
1.5-2.5' H, 2.5-3.5' W
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Sandy, Thin, Well drained
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October