SWEET ROMANCE® Lavender Live Plants & Plugs – Lavandula angustifolia
$8.00 – $15.00
Introducing the Lavandula angustifolia SWEET ROMANCE® lavender plants from Great Lakes Lavender Farm. Commonly known as English Lavender, this plant has been grown and adored by gardeners worldwide for centuries. SWEET ROMANCE® is the new favorite of growers and retailers due to its ability to bloom the first year with minimal vernalization.
This stunning plant boasts grey-green foliage that forms a compact mound and is topped with plump, rich violet purple flower wands that are perfect for cutting for fresh and dried bouquets. What’s more, clusters of tiny flowers appear at the nodes up the stem in addition to the terminal inflorescence, adding color down into the plant. This lavender plant reaches a height of 12.0-18.0 inches and has a spread of 12.0-18.0 inches.
This beautiful Lavender plant is also versatile, as it can grow in poor, gravelly soil, making it perfect for those hot, dry areas where other plants struggle to grow. It is essential to note that Lavender must be grown in full sun to produce flowers. Sharp drainage, particularly in winter, is vital to prevent crown rot. This plant is also known for its low water requirements and is drought-tolerant.
SWEET ROMANCE® Lavender plants from Great Lakes Lavender Farm are perfect for gardeners of all skill levels, from novice to expert. It has a medium growth rate and is ideal for garden styles such as Cottage, Eclectic, Formal, Prairie, and Rock Garden. It’s also perfect as a border plant, container, cut flower, cut foliage, dried flower, edging, and mass planting.
In addition, this beautiful plant is deer and rabbit resistant, making it ideal for gardens where these critters are problematic. It is also attractive to bees and butterflies, adding an extra dimension to your garden.
Great Lakes Lavender Farm is passionate about growing exquisite lavender products, and every purchase helps plant a new lavender plant. Please note that the farm is not open to the public, but you can contact them in advance to arrange for local pickup of live plants, online orders, and photoshoots.
If you’re looking for a stunning and versatile plant that is easy to grow, SWEET ROMANCE® Lavender plants from Great Lakes Lavender Farm are the perfect addition to your garden. Get yours today and experience the beauty of this magnificent lavender plant!
Height: 12.0-18.0 Inches
Spread: 12.0-18.0 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)
Bloomtime: Early Summer, Midsummer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Attracts Wings: Attracts Butterflies, Bee Friendly
Critter Resistant: Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Seasonal Interest: Dried Seed Heads, Evergreen
Growth Rate: Medium
Garden Style: Patio Container, Cottage, Eclectic, Formal, Prairie, Rock Garden
Other Features: Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Edging, Fragrant Flowers, Fragrant Foliage, Mass Planting, Small
Origin: Not Native to North America
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, 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.
Lavandula angustifolia ‘SWEET ROMANCE®’ can be grown in USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9. This means that it can tolerate winter temperatures as low as -20 to -10 degrees Fahrenheit (-29 to -23 degrees Celsius) in Zone 5 and as high as 20 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit (-6 to -1 degrees Celsius) in Zone 9. If you live in a colder climate, it’s important to provide winter protection for your lavender plant, such as mulching the base of the plant or covering it with a protective fabric.
🌱 Every purchase helps plant a new lavender plant.
Specification: SWEET ROMANCE® Lavender Live Plants & Plugs – Lavandula angustifolia