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Sweet lavender

Lavandula x heterophylla


Sweet lavender is a hybrid lavender selection that grows into mound-shaped shrubs, 3-4 ft. high and 4-5 ft. wide. It has narrow pale green leaves to 1 in. long; flowers are dark blue-purple, grow in whorl-type clusters on 3-4 in. long spikes above the foliage. Flowering is heaviest in spring, but also occurs intermittently throughout the year.

Sweet lavender is commonly grown for commercial as well as in garden plantings plantings due to its fragrant foliage and leaves. It is a reliable choice for perennial and mixed borders where it adds a uniform habit and flowering value over a long season. Like other lavenders, this cultivar is well-suited to Mediterranean style gardens. L. x heterophylla ‘Alba’ is similar in size and produces white flowers

Plant Type: Shrub
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Uniform, Mounding, Compact
Growth Rate: Fast
Foliage Color: Pale green
Flower Color: Purple, Blue
Flower Season: Spring
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil
Exposure Adaptations: Heat, All day sun
Function: Culinary use, Commercial spaces, Borders, Banks, Attracts bees, Fragrant foliage, Fragrant flowers, Residential spaces, Raised planters, Hummingbird plant, Grouped, Flowering accent plant
Height: 4 ft. – 5 ft.
Width: 3 ft. – 4 ft.

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