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.

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Typical Blooming Dates: May - November

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