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
Super Blue Very aromatic, blue/purple flowers. A new offering
for our customers this year.
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.
Edelweiss (24") Beautiful white flowering lavender that complements the lavender
and purple flowers in the lavender garden. Long stems, and is extremely versatile for
crafts, teas, sachets, etc.
Provence (30") Large flower heads, wonderful intense scent, a very popular plant.
Another lovely, versatile lavender that can be used for culinary purposes.
TENDER Lavender, GREAT for Containers and Indoors:
Goodwin Creek (36") My favorite of all the tender, container lavenders.
Continues to bloom year 'round when properly potted in sufficient indoor lighting. Will not
survive below 32 degrees (F) so must be brought inside if used outdoors during summer
months. See photo below:
Email or phone 989.832.4908.
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.
|"I should prefer the Delights of a Garden to the Dominion of a World."
Lavender Plants - spring 2017
Lavender plants are available for pick up here at our farm in Midland,
Michigan. Our annual plant sale is Saturday, May 13th, 9:30am-5pm.
If you cannot come on that day, please contact me to arrange a different time
to pick up your plants. (Please note we no longer ship plants).
This year's plant offerings are listed below. We will only be offering
lavenders in 1 quart sizes now. Plants are $15 each and quantities are limited.