|Blooms mid-summer to early autumn|
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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.
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.
Lavender MUST have good drainage in order to avoid root rot problems. Consider growing in a raised bed or rock garden.