Lavandula x intermedia 'Phenomenal'

Phenomenal® Lavender


Evergreen Perennial

Phenomenal Lavender has a reputation for resistance to humidity-related diseases such as root rot and fungal infections. Though like all lavenders it does best with excellent drainage—it loves gritty soil in full sun. It has a high oil content so is good for drying, pot pouri, soap making and other crafts. Highly-fragrant and deer-proof, this perennial works beautifully when situated along walkways, paths, and property boundaries. This silver-leafed perennial produces 5" wands of purple flowers that bring delight, to wildlife and people alike, from early summer to fall.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low Water / No Water, Occasional

Soil: Gritty, Sandy, Well-drained

Description

Size: 18 - 36 tall x 18 - 36 wide
Shape / Form: Rounded
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Flowers, Fragrant, Long Blooming

Foliage Color: Silver / Gray

Flower Color: Purple / Violet
Bloom Season: Summer
Flower Shape: Spike /Spire


Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Beds and Borders, Container, Habitat, Hell Strip, Kitchen Garden, Massed, Mixed Border
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Low Water / No Water, Medicinal / Therapeutic, Rabbit Resistant
Wildlife: Bees, Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Pollinators, Rabbit Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Summer
Position / Role: front of border, mid-plane filler, matrix / mingler

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium
Maintenance Tasks: Deadheading

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