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Lavandula x intermedia (Lavender)

Lavender Types, Lavender Varieties, Lavender Blooming Seasons


Lavandula x intermedia, also called Lavandin, is a hybrid cross between Lavandula angustifolia (English Lavender) and Lavandula latifolia (Portuguese Lavender).

  • The Lavandin cultivars are slightly less hardy than Lavandula angustifolia, but tend to grow larger and produce more flower spikes than other Lavenders.
  • Lavandin plants bloom later the other Lavandula species with their flowering typically occurring in July or August and lasting until late summer.
  • Lavandin always make a wonderful floral show in the garden and are a perfect choice as specimen plant or for hedging since they can grow up to 48 in. high (120 cm) and produce long flower spikes up to 30 in. (90 cm). Although Lavandin may be used for culinary purposes, they are more often used as additions to sachets and potpourris.
  • Lavandin leaves are gray-green and evergreen in warm winter climates.
  • Most Lavandin cultivars are hardy to zone 5 and resist well to fungal diseases in hot and humid climates.
  • Both foliage and flowers are highly aromatic. Lavandin are commercially grown for their high yield of oil, which, however, is inferior in quality to Lavandula angustifolia's oil.

 

Guide Information

Hardiness 5 - 9
Heat Zones 5 - 8
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials, Shrubs
Plant Family Lavandula - Lavenders
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Edging, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden, Traditional Garden
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 5 - 9
Heat Zones 5 - 8
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials, Shrubs
Plant Family Lavandula - Lavenders
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Edging, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden, Traditional Garden
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