Provence Lavender Plant
Provence Lavender plant
Lavandula x intermedia 'Provence'
The lavender to which all lavenders are compared to, produces large amounts of violet blossoms.
A highly fragrant evergreen shrub with gray-green foliage and abundant purple flower spikes. A wonderful addition to dry, sunny borders and gardens. Useful as hedge or edging in herb gardens. Highly effective in mass plantings. Flowers may be dried and crushed to use in sachets.
You will fall in love with this lavender
PLANTING, PRUNING & WATERING TIPS
All lavender varieties require well-drained soil, especially during the winter months. To ensure good drainage, mix some sand or gravel into the soil before you plant lavender or grow the plants in mounds, raised beds, or on slopes. Instead of applying moisture-holding organic mulches, consider using rock or stone, especially in humid climates.
If planting in pots make sure to have at least a 2-gallon pot, and a quality, well-draining potting soil. The pot will need adequate drain holes.
Once established, lavender is very low-maintenance and requires minimal watering or pruning. If the stems become woody as the plant matures, prune it back by about half its height in the spring to promote fresh new growth and robust flowering. Plants that aren’t pruned also have a tendency to sprawl, leaving a hole in the middle. In the summer, clip faded blooms to encourage repeat blooming throughout the season.
• Check your soil’s pH. "If it’s too acidic you can kiss your lavender goodbye," he says. They will look great at first, but after a few years you may notice plants dying off randomly. Once the roots grow out into the native, un-amended soil trouble can begin. Most universities will check your pH relatively cheaply or some hardware stores for free. You can amend your soil with lime to better accommodate your lavender plants.
• Don’t overwater. Lavenders do not like to be kept soggy, but when you do water, give your lavender a long soak to promote root growth. Short and frequent watering cycles result in unhealthy roots that may rot.
Grows to 30” tall
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
USDA Zone 5 - 9