(French Lavender, Spanish Lavender)
Fragrant and beautiful, French lavender is a fine shrubby garden perennial for hot and dry locations. It originates from regions across the Mediterranean and was first cultivated by the Romans who used its fragrant oils for scent. This species is favored as an ornamental in hot and dry regions because it shines under tough conditions. It grows as a mounded evergreen perennial or subshrub and can become quite large with age.
Fine, fragrant leaves of silvery gray-green cover this lavender all year...
(French Lavender, Spanish Lavender)
This small, compact lavender has burgundy-purple flowers with a luxurious scent. This New Zealand introduction blooms heavily from late spring to midsummer and is ideal for rockeries, containers or any hot spot in need of cool color.
Fine, fragrant leaves of silvery gray-green cover this lavender all year around. Under drier growing conditions the leaves become more linear and needle-like. In late spring and midsummer the bushy, well-branched plants produce many slender, upright stems topped...
This tough hybrid is quite tolerant of cool moist climates but has limited cold hardiness. It is a hybrid between the tough and hardy English lavender, Lavandula angustifolia and more tender, heat-loving, dark purple-flowered Lavandula lanata. The gray-green, needle-shaped leaves of this shrubby perennial forms a solid, dense mound, and all parts of the plant are richly scented. This is a vigorous grower that retains its form and health in wetter climates, such as those in the...
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(Hybrid Lavender, Sawyer's Hybrid Lavender)
This small hybrid is quite tolerant of cool moist climates but has limited cold hardiness. It is a hybrid between the tough and hardy English lavender, Lavandula angustifolia and more tender, heat-loving, dark purple-flowered Lavandula lanata. This compact shrubby perennial has gray-green, needle-shaped leaves and forms a solid, dense mound. All parts of the plant are richly scented. This is a vigorous grower that retains its form and health in wetter climates, such as those in...
James H. Schutte
(Goodwin Creek Lavender, Hybrid Lavender)
What beautiful silver foliage! Goodwin Creek Grey lavender is an aromatic evergreen, shrubby perennial or shrub that is both heat and drought tolerant. It produces compact, bushy mounds covered with linear, scalloped leaves of silver to silvery green. From summer to fall, fragrant spikes of small violet-blue flowers appear.
This tough plant prefers sites with full sun and perfectly drained average to poor soil. lavender flowers can be used in perfumes and potpourri, so this makes a great addition...
This large, rugged lavender is perfect for landscapes in hot dry regions. It is a hybrid between the two Mediterranean species, English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and the heat-loving fringed lavender (Lavandula dentata). The result is a large, fast-growing, shrubby plant with a relaxed, irregular form. Its fine foliage is greener than that of most lavenders and all parts of the plant are highly aromatic.
The summer blooms of this vigorous hybrid are lavender-blue and...
(Hedge Lavender, Hybrid Lavender)
This famous cultivar sweeps across the flower fields of the Provence Region of France. It is considered among the best varieties for perfume and culinary use. 'Provence' is extra tall and blooms very heavily, so it is a fine landscape plant for dry climates as well as a great source for fragrant cutflowers, fresh or dried.
Hedge lavender is a hybrid between the popular English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia ) and spike lavender (Lavandula latifolia). It is less hardy than...
(Barnsley Baby Mallow, Mallow)
This free blooming, compact perennial tree mallow is a perfect fit for small gardens. In summer it becomes covered with lovely white mallow flowers with purple-red centers. Though the names suggests it, this cultivar is not derived from the popular Rosemary Verey selection, ‘Barnsley.’It was selected by Wilko Karmelk of The Netherlands from open pollinated seed parents of unknown origin.
This shrubby herbaceous plant has three lobed leaves that are soft and fuzzy. In the heat of summer, ‘Barnsley...
(Mallow, Red Rum Mallow)
The bushy Lavatera 'Red Rum,' is a shrubby perennial admired for its distinctive rose-red flowers, which are supported by even darker, almost black, stems. It has a compact form and flowers profusely in summer. It was bred by Ken Rigney of Southhampton, Hampshire, England as a putative cross between Lavatera ‘Bredon Springs’ and Lavatera ‘Burgundy Wine.’
When mature, this semi-evergreen lavatera is bushy and semi-woody. Its maple-like leaves are three-lobed and soft...
(Mallow, Sweet Dreams Mallow)
The pastel ‘Sweet Dreams’ has a romantic, Old World look. This compact, bushy, mallow was developed in Belgium from a crosses between Lavatera olbiaLavatera thuringiaca. It is an herbaceous perennial with a rounded overall form and soft, lobed leaves.
In the heat of summer, 'Sweet Dreams' becomes covered with five-petaled, hibiscus-like flowers of pale lavender-pink. The petals are notched at the tips and do not overlap. It is very showy at its peak of flower in midsummer...