Imperial Gem Lavender Plants & Plugs – Lavandula angustifolia
Experience the essence of elegance with Imperial Gem Lavender. This exquisite cultivar is renowned for its compact yet bushy habit, stunning purple-blue flowers, and intoxicating fragrance. With its petite size and extended blooming period, Imperial Gem is perfect for smaller gardens, containers, or borders. Enjoy the beauty and tranquility this lavender brings to your outdoor space.
$6.00 – $15.00
Introducing Imperial Gem, the epitome of elegance and natural beauty in the world of lavender. This exquisite cultivar is a true gem among lavenders, enchanting all who encounter its captivating presence. With its graceful form, intoxicating fragrance, and stunning floral displays, ‘Imperial Gem’ is a must-have addition to any garden or landscape.
The Lavandula Imperial Gem is renowned for its compact yet bushy habit, reaching a height of approximately 12-18 inches (30-45 cm) with a spread of 18-24 inches (45-60 cm). This petite size makes it ideal for smaller gardens, container plantings, or even as a stunning border plant. Its attractive silver-green foliage serves as a perfect backdrop for the real stars of the show—the vibrant purple-blue flower spikes.
The blooms of Imperial Gem emerge in abundance during the summer months, forming a spectacle of color and fragrance. Each slender spike is composed of tightly packed florets that open gradually, creating a wave of blooming lavender that delights the senses. The alluring scent of lavender is renowned for its calming properties, making ‘Imperial Gem’ an excellent choice for relaxation gardens or to add a touch of tranquility to any outdoor space.
One of the standout features of Imperial Gem is its extended blooming period, offering an extended season of enjoyment. From early summer well into fall, this exceptional lavender variety will continue to produce new blooms, ensuring a continuous display of beauty and charm. The flowers also attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, enhancing the ecological balance of your garden.
Imperial Gem thrives in well-drained soil and prefers full sun exposure, making it a resilient and low-maintenance addition to your garden. It is also drought-tolerant once established, requiring minimal watering once its root system has developed. This hardy perennial is known for its exceptional adaptability and can thrive in various climatic conditions, making it suitable for a wide range of regions.
Whether you’re a lavender enthusiast, a garden aficionado, or simply someone who appreciates natural elegance, Lavandula ‘Imperial Gem’ is an exceptional choice. Its compact size, stunning blooms, and captivating fragrance make it a standout variety in any landscape or garden design. Embrace the beauty and charm of ‘Imperial Gem’ and create a tranquil oasis that will be the envy of all who encounter it.
- Height: 18.0-24.0 Inches
- Spread: 18.0-24.0 Inches
- Hardiness Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Flower Color: Purple-blue shades
- Foliage Color: Green shades
- Sunlight: Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)
- Water Requirements: Low Water Needs
- Soil Quality: Poor Soil Quality
- Soil Chemistry:
- Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
- Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
- Early Summer
- Late Summer
- Early Fall
- Attracts Wings:
- Attracts Butterflies
- Bee Friendly
- Critter Resistant:
- Deer Resistant
- Rabbit Resistant
- Seasonal Interest:
- Dried Seed Heads
- Growth Rate: Medium
- Garden Style:
- Patio Container
- Rock Garden
- Other Features:
- Border Plant
- Cut Flower
- Cut Foliage
- Dried Flower
- Drought Tolerant
- Fragrant Flowers
- Fragrant Foliage
- Mass Planting
- Origin: Not Native to North America
Order now and add the sweet fragrance of lavender to your garden. You’ll receive expert growing tips for a successful planting experience.
For outdoor growing, the ideal time to plant lavender is in the spring, after the last frost date in your area. This variety is a hardy plant that can tolerate some cold weather, but it’s best to avoid planting it during the winter months. Provide full sun, well-draining soil, and moderate watering for optimal growth.
When growing lavender indoors, make sure to place your plant in a location that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight every day. You can also supplement the natural light with grow lights to ensure your plant gets enough light to thrive. Lavender requires well-draining soil and moderate watering, so allow the soil to dry out slightly before watering again. Avoid overwatering, as lavender does not like to sit in soggy soil. You can also fertilize your lavender plant with a balanced liquid fertilizer every two weeks during the growing season.
With proper care, you can enjoy the beauty and fragrance of lavender both indoors and outdoors. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a novice plant enthusiast, our variable-sized plants from plugs to larger sizes are perfect for any level of experience. Order now and receive expert growing tips to ensure a successful planting experience.
What to Do When Your Lavender Plant Arrives At Your Doorstep
When your lavender plant arrives at your doorstep, Make sure to remove the kraft paper from the pot. If you water your plant with kraft paper still on it then it could cause your plant to get moldy and have root rot. After removing the kraft paper, it’s important to allow it to rest for 24 hours in its new environment before watering it. This will give the plant a chance to recover from any stress it may have experienced during shipping. Once you’re ready to water, give the plant a good soak and then allow the soil to dry out slightly before watering again. Remember, overwatering is the most common mistake people make when growing lavender, so be careful not to water too often!
Grow Instructions: Get Your Hands Dirty and Grow Lavender
Get your hands dirty! Fill a pot or garden bed with well-draining soil and make a hole big enough to fit your lavender plant.
Give your lavender a good home! Gently place your plant in the hole and cover the roots with soil. Pat the soil down to make sure your plant is secure.
Show your lavender some love! Lavender likes lots of sunshine, so make sure to place it in a spot that gets at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day. Give it a drink of water when the soil is dry to the touch.
Let your lavender do its thing! Lavender is a low-maintenance plant that doesn’t need a lot of water. Just sit back and watch it grow, and enjoy the beautiful purple-blue flowers and sweet fragrance.
Don’t forget to give your lavender a trim! In the spring, give your lavender a light trim to promote new growth and keep it looking neat and tidy.
Enjoy the benefits of lavender! Use your lavender flowers to make potpourri, sachets, or lavender-infused oil. Or, just sit back and enjoy the calming fragrance of your lavender plant.
Remember, growing lavender is easy and fun! Just give it some sunshine, water, and love, and you’ll be rewarded with a beautiful and fragrant plant.
Important: Watering Frequency
Plug: Water once or twice a week, depending on the size of the plug and the moisture level of the soil. Allow the soil to dry out slightly before watering again.
Small pot (3-inch or 4-inch): Water once a week or when the soil feels dry to the touch. Be careful not to overwater, as lavender does not like to sit in soggy soil.
Medium pot (6-inch to 8-inch): Water every 10 to 14 days, or when the soil feels dry. Again, avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root rot and other problems.
Large pot or garden bed: Water deeply once a week or when the soil feels dry. Lavender prefers to be slightly on the dry side, so make sure the soil has good drainage to prevent water from pooling around the roots.
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Imperial Gem can be grown in Hardiness Zones 5-9. Check your hardiness zone to see if you can safely grow in your area:
Specification: Imperial Gem Lavender Plants & Plugs – Lavandula angustifolia