|Mature Height:||2 to 3 feet|
|Mature Width:||2 to 3 feet|
|Water Requirements:||water well until established|
|Selling Points:||Fragrant foliage, Deer resistant, Attracts Butterflies|
Lavender Provence for Sale Online
Lavender Provence is a popular hybrid lavender for the herb garden or Landscape.
Lavender Provence is a popular hybrid lavender for the herb garden. Although it is rarely used for culinary purposes, it is frequently used as an addition to sachets and potpourris. It is a semi-woody plant that typically grows in a shrubby mound to 2-4’ tall. Gray-green leaves (to 2 1/2” long and 1/4” wide) on square stems. Flowers appear in terminal spikes (to 4” long) in summer. Both foliage and flowers are highly aromatic. Leaves are evergreen in warm winter climates. Hybrid cultivars vary somewhat in habit, flower color, aromatic intensity and bloom time.
Grow in average, dry to medium, well-drained, alkaline soil in full sun. Lavandin can be difficult to grow in the far north area, primarily because of winter stresses and high summer humidity. Well-drained soils are required, particularly in winter. Root rot commonly attacks plants grown in poorly drained soils. Prefers a light, sandy soil with somewhat low fertility. Remove faded flowers to promote continued bloom. Prune to shape in spring after new leaves appear. Prune back to 8” in spring every 3 years to control plant size and to promote robust, new growth. To combat high humidity, consider using rock instead of organic mulch.
Genus name comes from the Latin word lavo meaning I wash in reference to a former use of the plant as an aromatic wash. Hybrid designation means intermediate. Lavender Provence’ is one of the tallest of the lavandins. It gets its cultivar name from the area in southeastern France adjacent to the Mediterranean and Italy (Provence) where it is commercially grown in large plantings for the perfume industry. Flowers and foliage are heavily scented. This a mounded, shrubby cultivar that typically grows to 30-36” tall. It features fragrant light lavender flowers in summer on upright stems clad with aromatic silver-gray foliage.