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Lavandula angustifolia Melissa Lilac


English Lavender

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.315.530


(=‘Dow4’) Lavender is actually a low-growing shrub, native to the Mediterranean region. The fragrant flowers and foliage make it a favourite for herb gardens and in the perennial border. Will also grow fine in tubs or containers, but in colder regions the plants may then need shelter for the winter. This strain has silver-green foliage with masses of large, powdery lilac flower spikes. Excellent winter hardiness and heat and humidity tolerance. Prune lightly in early spring, no harder than 4 inches. Lavender MUST have good drainage in order to avoid root rot problems. Consider growing in a raised bed or rock garden.

Further details for
Lavandula angustifolia Melissa Lilac

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Mauve/Lilac
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Border
  Containers
  Culinary
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Evergreen
  Fragrant
  Massed
Flower Head Size
  Large
Height
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Spread
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium













Lavandula angustifolia Melissa Lilac


English Lavender

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.315.530


(=‘Dow4’) Lavender is actually a low-growing shrub, native to the Mediterranean region. The fragrant flowers and foliage make it a favourite for herb gardens and in the perennial border. Will also grow fine in tubs or containers, but in colder regions the plants may then need shelter for the winter. This strain has silver-green foliage with masses of large, powdery lilac flower spikes. Excellent winter hardiness and heat and humidity tolerance. Prune lightly in early spring, no harder than 4 inches. Lavender MUST have good drainage in order to avoid root rot problems. Consider growing in a raised bed or rock garden.

Further details for
Lavandula angustifolia Melissa Lilac

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Mauve/Lilac
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Border
  Containers
  Culinary
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Evergreen
  Fragrant
  Massed
Flower Head Size
  Large
Height
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Spread
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium