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English Lavender

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: 
Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Location at Monticello: 
West Lawn and Vegetable Garden
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun
Blooming History: 
2001 May 18 to 2001 Nov 152002 May 13 to 2002 Jul 232003 May 23 to 2003 Jul 252004 May 25 to 2004 Dec 32005 May 19 to 2005 Nov 222006 Jun 1 to 2006 Nov 152007 May 29 to 2007 Nov 152008 Jun 17 to 2008 Aug 292009 May 29 to 2009 Aug 42010 May 10 to 2010 Jun 282011 May 17 to 2011 Jul 72012 May 24 to 2012 Jul 202014 Jun 16 to 2014 Jul 31
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