Lavandula 'Imperial Gem' (20)ct Flat
Common Name: English Lavender
A compact variety with numerous purple flowers in summer. Proportionate flower stems keep the plant from looking leggy or flopping under the weight of its blooms. The habit is well-rounded and tidy; made of silvery green leaves. A must have addition for growers looking to upgrade their Lavender lineup! Top rated performer by the Chicago Botanic Garden.
The grey-green foliage forms a compact mound topped with plump, rich violet purple flower wands that are perfect for cutting for fresh and dried bouquets. Clusters of tiny flowers appear at the nodes up the stem in addition to the terminal inflorescence, adding color down into the plant.
Lavender must be grown in full sun to be able to produce flowers, so do not hesitate to plant them in those hot, dry areas where nothing else seems to grow. They will actually grow better in poor, gravelly soil than in rich humus; don't be tempted to enrich the soil when you plant it. Sharp drainage, especially in winter, is essential for preventing crown rot. Other than that, Lavender is known to have few problems with pests and diseases. Shearing back the evergreen foliage in early spring will rejuvenate plants and stimulate new growth.
Chicago Botanic Garden Plant Evaluation Top Performer -- 2017
Height: 18.0-24.0 Inches
Spread: 18.0-24.0 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 5,6,7,8,9
Flower Color: Purple-blue shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Low Water Needs
Poor Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Early Summer - Early Fall
Deer and Rabbit Resistant
Seasonal Interest: Dried Seed Heads
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Fragrant Flowers, Fragrant Foliage,Attractive Foliage
Mass Planting, Small