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Lavender Perennials

If you’re looking for fragrance as well as beauty, you can’t go wrong with lavender sun perennials! These fragrant herbs are a lovely addition to any garden, whether you want them for pure aesthetic purposes or for their utility in the home.

Types of Lavender Sun Perennials

Lavender is a popular herb, best known for its rich floral scent. Related to the mint family, lavender is a hardy plant that’s highly versatile.

Three cultivars are available from Garden Goods Direct:

  • The Lavender Hidcote: A compact cultivar, growing up to two feet tall and featuring deep purple flowers
  • The Lavender ‘Provence’: A fast-growing variety great for season-long harvesting
  • The Lavender ‘Phenomenal’: A large variety great for hedging, with uniform mounds and tall wands of deep purple flowers

Why Plant Lavender Sun Perennials?

Lavender sun perennials are extremely versatile, not just in the garden but also in the home. As a garden plant, lavender is great for attracting pollinators, resulting in a living display throughout the season. In fact, many vegetable gardeners use it to attract bees to their plots. It’s also great for lining driveways and walkways, as their formal appearance and lovely scent can be a great welcome to your home. On top of it all, lavender is a mosquito and fly repellant, making it a great choice for edging patios and gazebos.

Inside the house, lavender offers just as many benefits. Lavender flowers are often used to scent linens and fabrics and deter fleas. If you’re a crafty type, you can also use it to scent soaps and make potpourri. Finally, lavender is a great herb for seasoning foods.

Tips for Choosing the Right Variety of Lavender Sun Perennials

The most important thing to consider when choosing to plant a lavender shrub is climate. Lavender is best suited to a middling climate in USDA plant hardiness zones 5 through 8. Some cultivars, like the lavender hidcote and the lavender ‘phenomenal’ are suited to zones 4 through 9, giving them a wider range. In other words, the northernmost and southernmost regions of the continental United States are typically outside the growing area of most lavender plants.

Be sure to check the cultivar you like to ensure it’s suited to your local climate before purchasing. If you live in an area where lavender is compatible with the climate, you can choose whichever variety suits your aesthetic and functional purposes best.

How to Care for Lavender Sun Perennials

Lavender care begins with learning how to plant a lavender sun perennial. These perennials should be planted in locations with full sun and decent soil that drains well. If your soil is particularly poor, fertilizer may be a good choice. Once planted, water regularly until your lavender plant is established.

Once established, lavender sun perennial care is very low-maintenance. Lavender requires minimal watering and pruning throughout its life. If the stems become particularly woody, prune them back by half their length to promote new growth. Beyond that, monitor your plant for any signs of disease or rot and handle them promptly.

Contact Garden Goods to Buy Lavender Sun Perennials Today

For a fragrant beauty to add to your garden, choose lavender sun perennials from Garden Goods Direct. With our easy online ordering solution, you get your lavender plant delivered directly to your door! Even better, we ensure quality with every delivery, checking each plant personally before it’s sent out. With Garden Goods Direct, you can expect nothing less than quality!

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