Betty's Blue' English Lavender This adaptable lavender stands out because of its habit: It grows in a decidedly rounded mound and produces large spikes of dark purple-blue flowers in late spring and early summer. 'Betty's Blue' is a compact variety that shines when grown as a small hedge or in a knot garden. Name: Lavandula angustifolia 'Betty's Blue' Size: To 30 inches tall, 36 inches wide
Spring to Fall: Lavenders have it all. Yes, there is a Lavender blooming almost all the time in our gardens. This is easier to achieve in a Zone 8 garden like ours, but even those in Zone 5 can enjoy the fragrance of Lavender throughout the growing season.
Add lavender to your sunny garden or container! Use our helpful gardener's guide to choose the best type for your conditions: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/gardeners-guide-to-lavender/
Tips on Growing Lavender. Lavenders will thrive in most soils keeping these factors in mind: They need good drainage. Banks or slopes are great places for lavenders or if in flat places, create mounds. They like full sun. Gritty or sandy loam is best, but lavenders will do well in clay if the site is amended with sand & lime or bone meal to increase pH level. Pruning is critical! Plants must be pruned ½ to 2/3’s of the growth, preferably in the fall.
Few perennials can compare to Fragrant Lavender. An all-time favorite, these compact plants are so easy to maintain. Lovely silvery-green foliage is set off by the spikes of lavender flowers. The fragrant blooms are prized for use in potpourri and sachets. Plant in full sun to partial shade. Fragrant Lavender begins flowering in mid-summer and continues well into the fall. They will tolerate all soil types, are drought tolerant and ever deer resistant. Excellent in the perennial border, in…