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Planting and Caring for Lavender in Pots

Planting Lavender, Caring for Lavender


What could be more welcoming in a doorway or vestibule, than a big pot of lavender in full bloom cheerfully welcoming all passersby with its heavenly fragrance and colorful blossoms? Lavender (Lavandula) is a very attractive perennial that enjoys a long flowering season and is fairly easy to grow.

Select the Right Lavender

  • Since not all lavenders are hardy, containers provide the opportunity to grow lavender that would otherwise not be suited to your garden.
  • Any lavender variety will grow in a container and can be clipped in decorative balls and cones, but some are better suited than others. They produce flowers fast and maintain a manageable size in pots.

Guide Information

Plant Family Lavandula - Lavenders
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Landscaping Ideas Patio and Containers
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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

Plant Family Lavandula - Lavenders
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Landscaping Ideas Patio and Containers
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