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 Zones: 5-8
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.
Pruning lavender is important in keeping a lavender plant producing the type of fragrant foliage that most gardeners grow the plant for. If you are wondering how and when to prune lavender, this article can help.
How to Grow Phenomenal Lavender Even if You Live in Zone 3
Lavender is one of the trickier perennial herbs to grow. It likes to be dry and warm, in a Mediteranean climate. When you live in one of the hardier growing zones, you need to know a few tricks to get lavender to succeed. But with these tips you'll be able to grow lavender successfully in zones 5 to 3. Give lavender a try in your garden.
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.
Make more lavender plants for free! How to propagate lavender from this years new growth, this method will work for all types of lavender and rosemary too, it's an easy way of increasing your stock and making gifts to swap or to give to friends.There are 2 links added at the bottom from growveg.com which show you how to grow and harvest your lavender when it has established. Hope that you enjoy the post and that your garden has added fragrance!
The first few years I planted a flower garden I felt like I was burying dollar bills in the ground and hoping I would get something back out. I spend hundreds of dollars at the garden store and hope that the things I picked out would work in my yard. Having