Lavendula angustifolia- these plants are hardy to zone 5, which
is what our growing zone here in mid-Michigan is. Most
angustifolias average about 22-24" in mature size, and are slower
growing than the lavandins. These also bloom earlier in the season
(May/June) and some varieties will rebloom in the fall. In planning,
allow about 24 inches of spacing between plants.
Hidcote Blue (12"-18") Compact plant with deep purple
Munstead (12") Compact growth habit with pale blue to dark
Phenomenal (24"-32") Exceptional winter survival without
the die back of other varieties. Silvery foliage, good mounding habit
and beautiful violet/purple flowers. One of the hardiest lavender for
Platinum Blonde (24") What a beautiful plant with its
cream/green variegated leaves! Wonderful addition to any lavender
garden to add variety to foliage. Blue/lavender flowers. Good upright
mounding growth pattern. Great for sachets as well as culinary
purposes. Also can be used as a container lavender with the correct
Lavendula x intermedia (Lavandins) Lavandins grow faster and larger than the
angustifolias - averaging 36" across with longer flower stems and more flower buds per
stem than angustifolias. They tend to bloom in late June/July and sometimes into August,
depending on the season. In planning your garden, allow about 36 inches of spacing
between plants.Less hardy than angustifolias but can grow in Michigan. Will suffer more
if extreme cold conditions and not protected (snow cover is best!). If planting in Michigan,
will do better on south side - especially if up against a building or wall and not exposed to
as much wind.
Provence (30") Large flower heads, wonderful intense scent, a very popular plant.
This plant is not winter-proof, so if you plant outside, or put container outside during the
spring and summer, be sure to bring it inside before first frost of the season.
Goodwin Creek This is my favorite container lavender. It blooms almost
continuously. Just prune back after it flowers and try to keep it in shape as it can tend to
sprawl, although I've seen it look beautiful as a hanging basket plant. Beautiful
silvery/green foliage with serrated leaves and lavender flowers. Below is a photo of my
Goodwin Creek plant at one year (it started in the pot as a 3 1/2" plant) They do very well
in an east or south facing window during the winter months. Be sure not to overwater!
Email or phone 989.832.4908.
If you are looking for HARDY perennial lavenders that will do well in
growing zone 5, then look no further! We have been growing lavender in
mid-Michigan since 1999 and can definitively tell you which lavenders will
perform best in your own garden. Please note: because I cannot control the
individual environment of the plants when they leave, I cannot offer any
guarantees on plants.
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will be available for pick up here at our farm in Midland, Michigan.
We no longer ship plants. We are hosting our annual Open Farm and Plant
Sale day on Saturday, May 9th. If you cannot pick up your plants that day we
will have to make arrangements for you to come to the farm another day.
This year's plant offerings are listed below. We will only be offering lavenders
in 1 quart sizes this year. Prices will vary from $12-$15 and quantities are