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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Lower Garden
  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Fragrant spires of dark purple flowers above silvery foliage light up the garden border in summer. If trimmed after blooming, they will flower again. Their flowers may be used in sachets or as flavoring in baking and drinks.

    Latin Name

    Lavandula angustifolia


    Family

    Lamiaceae


    Also Known As

    Common Lavender Garden Lavender True Lavender


    Type of Plant

    Perennials
    Herb

    Bloom Season

    June - August


    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 3'
    Max Spread: 4'

    Uses

  • Flower Border
  • Herb

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Air Pollution
  • Deer
  • Drought
  • Dry Soil
  • Shallow-Rocky Soil
  • Rabbit

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies

    Colors


    Native Range

    Mediterranean


    History

    Thomas Jefferson grew English lavender as one of his kitchen herbs in 1794.


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