Fat Spike Lavender
Zone 5 (likely hardy to Zone 4)
This very large, bushy lavender may be one of the best to hit the market in years. Tolerant of heat and cold with little or no die back. Forms a uniform, dense mound of intensely fragrant silvery-green foliage which is covered with masses of tall, rich, lavender-purple flower spikes from July to September. Vigorous. Excellent as a garden ornamental, mass planted as a hedge or used for lavender production. HEIGHT: 50-75 cm SPREAD: 100-125 cm
Lavander is a very fragrant, old-fashioned perennial, with masses of showy flower spikes and attractive grey-green foliage. A very lovely plant for the rock garden or border. It's dried flowers are used to fill sachets, make lavender water and provide scented ornaments for the home. Performs best in dryish, light soils in a sunny location. A plant much loved by bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Blooms for a good part of the summer. In colder climates Lavender can be grown indoors in pots, in a sunny window.
2 GALLON container size
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Image courtesy of Cultivaris and Walters Gardens Inc