English Lavender

Lavandula angustifolia

[lavandula_angustifolia]

Jefferson listed lavender for planting in the Monticello kitchen garden in 1794. Valued for its small lavender flowers as well as for its fragrant gray leaves, it has been grown and used in Europe since at least the twelfth century.

Growth Type: Perennial Color(s): Purple Hardiness Zones: 6 - 9 Location at Monticello: West Lawn and Vegetable Garden Planting Conditions: Full Sun

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Blooming Dates 2001: May 18 – Nov 152002: May 13 – Jul 232003: May 23 – Jul 252004: May 25 – Dec 32005: May 19 – Nov 222006: Jun 1 – Nov 152007: May 29 – Nov 152008: Jun 17 – Aug 292009: May 29 – Aug 42010: May 10 – Jun 282011: May 17 – Jul 72012: May 24 – Jul 202014: Jun 16 – Jul 2