Lavender can make a stunning addition to borders and perennial gardens, providing bundles of color from early summer into fall. With its green foliage, upright flower spikes and compact shrub-like form, lavender is ideal for creating informal hedges. You can also cut it for fragrant floral arrangements.
Ensure that you purchase healthy plants for your garden. Provide consistent watering until the plant has become established. All lavender varieties require well-drained soil. Mixing some sand into the soil before you plant the lavender can help or grow the plants in mounds, raised beds, or on slopes. Once established, lavender is very low-maintenance and requires minimal watering or pruning. If the stems become woody as the plant matures, prune it back by about half its height in the spring to promote fresh new growth. It is also drought, deer and rabbit tolerant and a real magnet for bees and butterflies!