|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.
Folgate (18"-24") This is hands-down the hardiest lavender that I have worked with in the 12 years I've been growing lavender in mid-Michigan. It has a wonderfully compact shrub growth with narrow gray-green leaves. A bright blue color introduced into Britain prior to 1933. A very fragrant lavender that is also a great culinary lavender. Wonderful for dried bundles. Sold out.
Mitchum Grey (24") Deep purple flowers and gorgeous grey foliage. A beautiful plant and wonderfully distinct in the garden.
Royal Velvet (18"-20") This plant has compact grey foliage and 12"-14" flower spikes, making it one of the most desirable angustifolias for landscapes and bouquets. Both flower and bud are very dark and velvet-like. A must for the lavender collector. Sold out.
Tuckers Early (22") Dark flower buds and dark blue flowers that bloom often throughout the summer.One of the earliest flowers to bloom and will usually rebloom. Fragrant and can be used as a container plant. Sold out.
|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.
Cathy Blanc (30") More compact and is a larger plant than White Spike with brighter white flowers. Sold out.
Gros Bleu (30") Very dark flower with stems that are 15"-22" long. Very fragrant. Sold out.
Grosso (24-30") Compact plant, tight silvery foliage. Produces long stems of fat, dark violet flower spikes. Very popular plant for both oil production and dried flowers. Very popular plant for the home garden and the commercial lavender grower. Wonderful in sachets as well. Sold out.
|For those who live in growing zones 4 and 5,
please read this page about which varieties of lavender have proven
to be the hardiest here at our farm.
We are sold out of plants for 2013.
|To order email or phone 989.832.4908.
If you are looking for HARDY perennial lavenders that will do well in 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.