Violet Intrigue Lavender

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1-Quart
Item # 35334
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This heavenly lavender has an exceptionally high oil content.

PP#15,344. This new mid-sized English Lavender does the same thing as traditional Lavenders, only better. The flower spikes are highly upright, richly colored, and strongly aromatic, with a pleasant fragrance and a high oil content. The silvery-grey foliage adds a shimmering aura to this Lavender, setting off the violet beautifully in the sunlight.

'Violet Intrigue' grows 12 to 18 inches tall in a dense, narrow mound of tidy greenish-silver leaves. This Lavender has an exceptionally upright habit and high oil content. The foliage is heavenly to brush against in the garden, releasing its scent most strongly when touched. The foliage and flowers are excellent for spicing up cutflower arrangements or for drying out and using as an herb in sachets, potpourri, and more.

In midsummer the flower spears bloom out in masses of deep violet florets that are very full, rounded, and long-lasting. Bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects are drawn to this plant by the dozen, and you will be unable to keep yourself from cutting its stalks for fresh bouquets as well as Everlastings. An herb, this Lavender contains essential oils that can be used in cuisine, but is such a fine garden presence that it is also widely used as a low hedge and mass planting.

Like most lavenders, 'Violet Intrigue' thrives in full sun and well-drained, neutral-to-alkaline soil. Once established it becomes very tolerant of drought, heat, and humidity. This English lavender also does well in the US. To encourage bushier growth and more flowers, practice deadheading and trim back in spring. Zones 5 to 8.

Genus Lavandula
Species angustifolia
Variety 'Violet Intrigue'
ppaf PP#15,344
ItemForm 1-Quart
Zone 5 - 8
BloomStartToEnd Mid Summer
PlantHeight 17 in
PlantWidth 24 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance, Herbs
BloomColor Lavender, Purple
FoliageColor Purple
LightRequirements Full Sun
MoistureRequirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant
SoilTolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Fall Color, Baskets, Beds, Border, Containers, Cuisine, Cut Flowers, Foundation, Hedge, Potpourri
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
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