Ellagance Lavender

Deep purple flowers on tall spikes bloom right from the first year, creating a striking complement to the silvery gray foliage. Pollinators love this plant! You will too, as the aroma is wonderfully calming. Ideal for drying and crafts, as well as fresh-cut bouquets. Use edible flowers, which have a sweet floral flavour, for baked goods and lavender lemonade, or serve with berries and citrus. Deer-resistant.

  • Type Perennial in zones 5 to 7
  • Planting time After last spring frost
  • Features Attract pollinators; great for drying and crafts
  • Light Full sun
  • Soil Well-drained soil (on the dry side)
  • Spacing 12 to 18 inches apart
  • Plant size 12 to 14 inches tall by 8 to 10 inches wide
  • Garden use Herb gardens, containers, vegetable and flower bed
  • Culinary use Baking, teas, sugars, jellies, paired with berries or citrus

Some Bonnie Plants varieties may not be available in your local area, due to different variables in certain regions. Also, if any variety is a limited, regional variety it will be noted on the pertinent variety page.

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At a glance

Light requirements Full sun.

Planting Space 12 to 20 inches apart, depending on variety. (See listing above or check stick tag that comes with the plant for specific spacing recommendations.)

Soil requirements Lavender demands well-drained soil with a pH of 6.7 to 7.3. To improve soil drainage, add builder’s sand or small limestone gravel, or tuck plants into raised beds or atop a stone wall.

Water requirements Lavender prefers drier soil. Heavy, wet soil, especially in winter, can kill plants.

Frost-fighting plan Lavender is perennial in some zones; see listing above for specific zones. Hardier English lavender can tolerate temperatures as low as 23° F.

Common issues Lavender thrives in heat, but humidity can lead to fungus issues in some varieties. Plant where air circulation is good, and thin plants as you harvest blooms or stems. Add rock mulch to enhance moisture evaporation beneath plants. Lavender is generally pest-free.

Harvesting Pick lavender leaves and stems at any point in the growing season. Best color occurs before buds open; fragrance strengthens as flowers mature. Avoid creating bare spots when clipping.

Storage Dried lavender retains its fragrance for months. Fresh stems last in water five to seven days. For longer storage, dry or freeze leaves.

For more information, visit the Lavender page in our How to Grow section.

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