There are dozens of species of lavender and both flowers and foliage play a role in determining the worthiness of a particular variety of lavender. Some have large or unusual flower heads; some feature outstanding foliage with interesting color or shape. Young lavender leaves are green and age to a silvery-gray color. Flowers and foliage can both be dried for a variety of uses. Lavender can be used in a border, rock garden, in containers, and as an edging.
- Sun to Part Sun
- Plant in well-drained soil with moderate fertility
- Cut back in early spring and again lightly after flowering ends
- Aromatic flowers and leaves
- Flower spikes attract bees and butterflies