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Lavandula angustifolia 'Nana Alba' (Lavender)

English Lavender 'Nana Alba', Lavender 'Nana Alba', Lavandula 'Nana Alba', Lavandula angustifolia 'Dwarf White', Lavandula angustifolia 'Baby White', Lavandula Spica 'Nana Alba'


Compact and very floriferous, award-winner Lavandula angustifolia 'Nana Alba' is a wonderful dwarf Lavender variety with attractive snow white flowers in short spikes atop a silvery-green foliage. Perfect for containers, white gardens or small gardens.

  • Fairly hardy, 'Nana Alba' is loved by gardeners for its long lasting color display, its delightful scent as well as the fashion in which its distinctive white flowers beautifully contrast with its light-green aromatic foliage.
  • Blooms once in midsummer. Lavenders blooming once may enjoy a second, smaller flush of flowers during the season and maybe a third one if the flowers are cut soon enough.
  • Evergreen in warm winter climates, it typically grows in a compact 12 in. tall (30 cm) bushy dome and spreads up to 20 in. (50 cm).
  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society (2002)
  • This perennial is very versatile and can be used in perennial borderscontainersrock gardens or herb gardens. Its fragrant flowers may be dried and used in potpourris. Spectacular effect in mass plantings.
  • Thrives in full sun and performs best in dry to mediumpoor, light, sandy, alkaline, well-drained soils. Excellent drainage and air circulation are essential, specifically in hot, humid climates.
  • Drought, deer, rabbit and dry soil tolerant and a real magnet for bees and butterflies!
  • Trim back in spring to encourage bushier growth. Remove spent blooms to encourage new blooms.

English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), also called True Lavender or Common Lavender, is a type of lavender often associated with the famous purple lavender fields of Provence. Despite its common name, it is not native to England, but to the Mediterranean and counts over 40 different cultivars with flower spikes varying from blue-purple, lavender, violet-blue to white-pink. They create drifts of "cool" colors that sway elegantly in the summer breeze atop a beautifully contrasting gray-green to green-purple foliage of narrow leaves. Growing up to 2-3 ft. tall (60-90 cm), this Lavender type is great for formal or informal edging perennial along walkways, raised walls, and borders; also planted in beds, rock gardens, and in mass plantings. This is also the "queen of herbs" for herb gardens.

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Requirements

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 Herbs, Perennials, Shrubs
Plant Family Lavandula - Lavenders
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Height 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" – 15" (30cm – 37cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean 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.


Requirements

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 Herbs, Perennials, Shrubs
Plant Family Lavandula - Lavenders
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Height 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" – 15" (30cm – 37cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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