What is the prettiest lavender?
What is the prettiest lavender?
Best Lavender For Container Gardens & Flower Pots
- ‘Goodwin Creek Grey’ French Lavender.
- ‘Anouk’ Spanish Lavender.
- ‘Silver Anouk’ Spanish Lavender.
- ‘SuperBlue’ English Lavender.
- ‘Thumbelina Leigh’ English Lavender.
What is the strongest smelling lavender plant?
The most fragrant Lavender plants are the Lavandin (Lavandula x intermedia). Several cultivars of English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) are also prized for their delightful scent. Lavandula x intermedia, also called Lavandin, is a hybrid cross between Lavandula angustifolia and Lavandula latifolia.
What is the easiest lavender to grow?
English lavenders are the easiest lavenders to grow, with varieties such as ‘Munstead’ and ‘Hidcote’ regarded as the easiest and most versatile lavender varieties as they require minimal maintenance and can survive in both hot and cold climates.
How quickly does Provence lavender grow?
Lavender ‘Provence’ is a larger lavender variety that grows to a height of up to 36 inches and a width of 32 inches. What is this? It usually takes around 2 or 3 years to grow to its full size.
Why does my lavender plant not smell?
The reason lavenders do not smell is usually to do with a lack of sunlight or soil that is too fertile. The less sun a lavender receives, the less flowers and oils will be produced which ultimately limits the lavenders smell. Lavenders need full sun and low to medium fertility soils to produce the best fragrance.
What month does lavender bloom?
Flowering typically occurs as early as May (in areas with mild summers and winters) with another flush of blooms in June followed by another flush of color in late summer or fall.
Should I cover lavender in the winter?
If you live where subfreezing winter temperatures are common, it’s helpful to cover your lavender plants with evergreen boughs once you’ve had your first frost and the ground is cold. The covering also provides protection from cold winter winds that can dry out the plants and cause die-back of stems.
Should lavender be cut back?
While pruning lavender, if you cut into woody stems, they won’t grow again, but simply die. In general, you need to plan on pruning lavender at planting time and every year right after it flowers. When planting lavender, prune plants lightly, removing all growing tips. This encourages the plant to branch.
What is the most common lavender plant?
Currently there are over 45 different species with over 450 varieties. More lavender species/varieties have yet to be classified. Lavender belongs to the genus Lavandula. In Northern latitudes the two most common species are angustifolia and x intermedia (also called lavandin).
How close do you plant lavender?
Spacing: Depending on the variety, space plants 1 to 3 feet apart. Planting Time: In areas colder than Zone 6 (Zone 6-1), we recommend planting in spring or early summer. In areas warmer than zone 6 (7-10), we recommend planting in early fall so the roots can get established during the cool, moist winter weather.
Can lavender plants survive winter?
English lavender species are hardy, so can survive outdoors throughout winter and tolerate frost. Whereas Spanish, French and Italian lavenders are not frost tolerant and will need to be transferred to pots and taken indoors over winter, if they’re in a climate that receives regular frosts.
How do you make lavender smell stronger?
To increase the fragrance of your lavender you should ensure that lavender is planted in soil that replicates their natural environment. Avoid planting lavender in rich organic soils that have lots of fertility as this will be to the detriment of the smell of your lavender.