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(4 months ago)
Botanical name: Lavandula
Common name: Lavender
USDA zones: 5-10
Water requirement: Regular water until established; then low water needs
Soil requirement: Requires excellent drainage
Sun requirement: Prefers full sun
Mature size: 1 to 3 feet high, 1- to 3-foot spread
Growth rate: Slow. Trim lightly in spring to maintain a compact shape (old wood rarely produces new growth).
Tolerances: Drought tolerant and deer resistant
Environmental benefits: Attracts birds, hummingbirds and butterflies; makes for a wonderful bath and culinary addition.
When designing a garden with lavender, put its environmental needs first. Site it in full sun with great drainage. The fastest way to kill lavender is to overwater it. Once you've found the perfect site, the only question becomes whether you should mass or mix this fabulous plant.