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Lavandula X int. 'Provence' | Provence Blue Lavandin

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Synonym Names: Lavandula X intermedia 'Provence'

Family: Lamiaceae

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With tall 24"-30" stems, 'Provence' has true, lavender colored flowers that are fragrant and excellent for cutting. It flowers in early June and has large, gray green leaves. A hybrid between L. angustifolia & L. latifolia, both of which are strong plants tolerant of warm summers,and are known for their very intense scent. ‘Provence’ grows fast to 3’ tall ; wide & can be used as a short aromatic hedge. It takes well to pruning when young & blooms profusely in the mid-late Summer. Though not suitable for oil production, the light blue flowers make excellent dry flowers for sachets ; are also used in cooking and wine production. Pick before the flowers are fully open for best results or leave them to be enjoyed by bees and butterflies. Shear for best appearance when the blooms are spent. Lives about 5-6 years.  Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor

Anatomy

Plant Type

Perennial

Height Range

3-6'

Width Range

3-6'

Flower Color

Lavender

Flower Season

Spring, Summer, Fall

Leaf Color

Grey Green, Grey, Silver

Bark Color

n/a

Fruit Color

n/a

Fruit Season

n/a

Culture

Sun

Full

Water

Low

Growth Rate

Slow

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral

Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees

Sunset Zones

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Susceptibilities

n/a

Tolerances

Salt Ocean Spray, Heat, Windy Conditions, Smog

Design

Design Styles

English Cottage, Formal, Japanese, Meadow, Mediterranean, Ranch, Seascape, Spanish

Accenting Features

Fragrance, Showy Flowers

Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer, Fall

Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Shrub Border, Foundation, Patio, Park, Parking Lot, Raised Planter, Walls / Fences, Walkways, With Rocks

Special Uses

Container, Cut Flowers, Filler, Mass Planting, Fire Resistant

Attracts Wildlife

Hummingbirds

 

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