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Violet Intrigue Lavender

Violet Intrigue Lavender

Lavandula angustifolia 'Violet Intrigue' PP#15,344

Item # 35334

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PP#15,344. This new mid-sized English Lavender does the same thing as traditional Lavenders, only better. The flower spikes are highly upright, richly colored, and strongly aromatic, with a pleasant fragrance and a high oil content. The silvery-grey foliage adds a shimmering aura to this Lavender, setting off the violet beautifully in the sunlight.

'Violet Intrigue' grows 12 to 18 inches tall in a dense, narrow mound of tidy greenish-silver leaves. This Lavender has an exceptionally upright habit and high oil content. The foliage is heavenly to brush against in the garden, releasing its scent most strongly when touched. The foliage and flowers are excellent for spicing up cutflower arrangements or for drying out and using as an herb in sachets, potpourri, and more.

In midsummer the flower spears bloom out in masses of deep violet florets that are very full, rounded, and long-lasting. Bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects are drawn to this plant by the dozen, and you will be unable to keep yourself from cutting its stalks for fresh bouquets as well as Everlastings. An herb, this Lavender contains essential oils that can be used in cuisine, but is such a fine garden presence that it is also widely used as a low hedge and mass planting.

Like most lavenders, 'Violet Intrigue' thrives in full sun and well-drained, neutral-to-alkaline soil. Once established it becomes very tolerant of drought, heat, and humidity. This English lavender also does well in the US. To encourage bushier growth and more flowers, practice deadheading and trim back in spring. Zones 5 to 8.

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Tips for gardening in particularly hot, dry climates:

1. Water with a drip system whenever possible – soak the bed slowly and thoroughly to a depth of 10" to 12".

2. Watering deeply every 3 to 5 days is preferable to a shallow daily watering.

3. Water in the early morning, so foliage has time to dry.

4. Add a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch or similar material to aid in water retention and help keep the roots cool during hot weather.