SWEET PALE-PURPLE FLOWER SPIKES GRACE THIS CLASSIC LAVENDER IN SUMMER
- Delicate green-grey, fragrant foliage emerges in spring
- Light purple flower spikes appear in mid-summer, accentuating the fragrance for weeks
- Large flower spikes make the Provence Lavender a wonderful cut flower for arrangements
- Pollinator friendly and deer resistant
- The blooms can be used as a unique flavorful addition when baking or creating beverages
- Plant the Provence Lavender along your walkways, in a cottage garden or as a container planting near your front door to enjoy the beautiful fragrance
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- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
- Hardiness Zone: 5-9
- Mature Height: 2-3' tall
- Mature Width: 2-3' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 2-3' apart
Why plant Provence Lavender?
Oh là là! Bring a bit of La Belle France to your garden with Provence Lavender. In Provence, Lavender is grown as a field crop for the essential oils it contains, and the plants carpet the sun-soaked hillsides in stripes of purple blossoms. The fragrance is divine. You can imagine how it must hang in the air on warm days. Plant Provence Lavender near your outdoor living space, and relish the beauty and fragrance of this special Spirit in your own backyard all summer long. Then, dry the flowers for potpourri to enjoy the scent in the winter months, too. Magnifique!
This type of Lavender Spirit is a robust hybrid between two species of Lavender that are native to the sunny, dry Mediterranean. It has a rich tradition in areas like Spain, Italy, and the south of France. Especially in Provence. However, there is some false advertising going on here…the selection known as Provence isn’t really from Provence! It originated in Canada at Alpenglow Gardens in British Columbia in the 1950s; it made its way into the U.S. in the 1960s. Provence is a large-growing plant with tall stems that are perfect for cutting.
How to use Provence Lavender in the landscape?
Keep Provence Lavender near your door, so you can easily snip flowers for the house. You can use the blooms in fresh arrangements or dry them. Toss a satchel of aromatic dried lavender blossoms in your drier or dresser drawer, or put one in a hot bath for a fragrant soak. You can even eat lavender blossoms! Make a pretty and sophisticated lavender-infused lemonade, or mix dried, pulverized lavender flowers with sugar to make elegant cookies and cakes.
Hardiness Zone: 5-9
How To Plant Provence Lavender
Plant Provence Lavender in full sun in soil that drains quickly. Sandy or gravelly soils are ideal, and loamy soils (medium textured) are good, as long as they don’t contain much organic matter. In heavy (clay) soils, you may need to amend with crushed gravel. Planting on a slope so that excess water can run off or planting the root ball a bit higher than the soil line will help prevent moisture from settling in the crown, which can lead to disease. Lavender doesn’t like to be spoiled! A hot, dry, low-fertility environment is what it craves. Too much kindness, in the form of water or fertilizer, can be deadly.
How To Water
Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water slowly and thoroughly. Be sure to allow Lavender to dry down between waterings. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late year. Continue this for three years to get your plant well established.
How To Prune
Lavender should be pruned twice each year. Prune in spring just as the new growth starts to emerge. For this prune, you can remove up to 50% of the plant but be sure each stem has some healthy green foliage remaining. Your second prune is a simple clean up job done just after flowering. Your light prune after blooming can remove the spent flower heads and tidy things up. You can trim Provence Lavender all summer to shape it as you like or to cut flowers, but avoid any major trimming in the fall. Wait for new growth to emerge in spring before doing any serious pruning.
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