You can’t beat Lavenders for foliage fragrance and summer color. There are many varieties from dwarfs to 5′ shrubs.

Lavandula ‘Grosso’

Lavender  & Yarrow (Achellia ‘Sunshine’)

Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote Blue’ is a dwarf variety.

Spanish Lavender (Lavandula stoechas)

Dwarf Spanish Lavender (Lavandula stoechas ‘Ron Lutsko’)

Lavandula stoechas ‘Ghostly Princess’

Lavandula stoechas ‘The Princess’

Lavandula allardii ‘Variegata’ has variegated foliage but not too prominent flowers.

Lavandula angustifolia ‘Platinum Blond’

Dwarf Lavender (Lavandula ‘Thumbelina’)

Bees love Lavender.

Lavenders need to be deadheaded in July or August.

Lavandula ‘Hidcote’ before and after deadheading.

In April I cleaned up the Hidcote Blue Lavenders by removing the dead wood.

Lavender shop in Italy

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