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Lavandula species

Lavandula species
Wonderful in fuzzy bud
Lavandula species
Shorter flower clusters on this one

Common name lavender
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle shrubby perennial
Flowers lavender (summer)
Size 3'
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil
From seed occasionally self-seeds in our garden
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripenslate September

Our garden hosts several lavender species and cultivars, and I've lost track of which is which (Lavandula veris, L. x intermedia, and L. 'Hidcote' are among the original purchases). At any rate, we love 'm all, for their flowers and their fragrance. Many gardeners around here have trouble growing lavender (probably due to drainage problems), but for some reason ours are quite happy (even with imperfectly draining soil). We did find out that they won't stand being transplanted late in the season - they don't have enough time to re-establish their root system before freezes set in.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed for L. vera/angustifolia from PT07. Baggy 70F (12%G, 5-10d)
  2. Seed from '12 garden (RGA). Baggy 70F (4%G, 5d)
  3. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (2%G, 5d)
  4. Seed from '14 garden (RGA). Baggy 70F (13%G, 5-10d)

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