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English Lavender 'Ellagance™ Pink'
Lavandula angustifolia ('Ellagance™' Series)
 

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Zone: 5 to 8
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Full Sun
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Blooms mid-summer to early autumn
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12"-14"
12"-16"
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Cultivar Notes - 'Ellagance™ Pink'
This first year flowering L. angustifolia has pink flowers. They are produced in abundance atop bushy mounds of silver-green foliage from midsummer through early fall.
Genus Notes - Lavandula
The name of this genus was derived by the Romans from the Latin lavare, "to wash", in recognition of its common use in soap and various toiletries

Throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the English sought to remedy a host of bodily and psychic ills with Lavender. And today, this plant continues to delight gardeners due to its drought-tolerance, ease of care, and sheer beauty, whether in the ground or in dried arrangements.

People think of Lavender as an herb used in potpourri and sachets, but it's also an outstanding garden plant with spikes of fragrant flowers in midsummer. Lavender loves dry heat and hates extreme humidity and wet soil. It is excellent for fresh cut or dried flowers.

Species Notes - Lavandula angustifolia
Lavandula angustifolia or English Lavender is not a native of England at all but probably was brought over from the shores of the Mediterranean by the Romans. However, it is absent from literature until Elizabethan times, when laundresses were called "lavendres" because of their practice of using Lavender-scented water to impart the herb's clean, fresh scent.
Series Notes - Ellagance™
Compared to popular cultivars of the recent past, such as ‘Munstead Strain’, the Ellagance series offers numerous improvements. Each cultivar in this series produces well-branched, bushy plants; provides early and prolific flowering; has unmatched uniformity; and delivers first-year flowering. These attributes combined with richness of flower colorations have earned each cultivar Fleuroselect awards.

The Ellagance series has outstanding garden performance and grows well in sunny locations throughout USDA Hardiness Zones 5 to 9 and AHS Heat Zones 9 to 1. They prefer hot, dry locations and do not like wet soils. Ellagance forms compact, bushy mounds of silver-green foliage reaching 12-14 inches tall by 10-12 inches wide and produces large, densely filled flower spikes from June to September. Lavenders are commonly used in containers, as border and mass plantings, and as cut or dried flowers. Additionally, lavandula is drought tolerant and resistant to deer and rabbit feeding.

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