Lavandula x intermedia PHENOMENAL® ('Niko' PP24193) (20)ct Flat
Common Name: English Lavender
One of the hottest lavenders to hit the market in years and certainly one of Lloyd Traven’s favorite perennials ever! This Peace Tree Farms introduction conquers many of the problems often found in lavenders: it tolerates the extremes of both cold and heat without dying back, is resistant to common root and foliar diseases, and grows superbly in production and landscapes.
This is a very large, hedging lavender that can be used to create a border around the garden and also can be grown as a cut and dried flower for potpourri and culinary uses. It forms a very uniform, dense mound of silvery green foliage topped with tall wands of rich lavender purple flowers which are much darker than ‘Provence’.
In the north, this variety blooms from mid through late summer, but it blooms earlier in the south. Two-year-old plants in our trials measured an impressive 4-4½’ across!
Lavender has been grown for centuries for its intensely fragrant flowers and beautiful appearance. It is a staple item of every sunny garden, and its dried flowers are widely used in potpourris and arrangements.
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: 2.0-2.5 Feet
Spread: 4.0-4.5 Feet
Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Flower Color: Purple shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Low Water Needs
Poor Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Midsummer - Late Summer
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, Mass Planting, Specimen, Focal Point