Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionConsidered the best lavender for culinary use, Provence French Lavender (Lavandula x intermedia or Lavandin) is perfectly suited for your herb garden. Larger leaves and longer flower spikes boast a strong fragrance and can be used in recipes, crafts, and arrangements. When we say it has a strong fragrance, we mean it. The scent attracts pollinators in troves as it wafts through the garden on warm summer days. Even just thinking about it has us relaxed already.
Like other lavenders, Provence French Lavender grows best in dry and well-draining soils with full sun. It's resistant to deer, rabbits, and other garden pests, making it easy to grow as long as it does not receive too much water.DetailsBotanical name:Lavandula x intermedia du Provence Common name: Lavender, lavandin Zone: 5 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Height x width: 2' x 2' Flower color: Lavender Foliage color: Green-gray Season of interest: Summer Bloom time: Summer Features: Rabbit resistant, deer resistant, heat tolerant, dry soils, drought tolerant, container plants, best sellers Uses: Container gardening, cottage gardening, edging, ground cover, massing, ornamental, herb gardenHow To GrowSoil: Any well-drained soil will do. Lavender cannot tolerate wet soils for any length of time. Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Water: Dry to average. Very tolerant of dry conditions once established. Spacing: 18 - 24 inches Fertilizing: Lavender needs little in the way of fertilizer. However, if your plants are severely set back by winter damage, you could apply some granular garden fertilizer in early spring to give it a boost in its recovery. Winterizing: Plants may get some damage in winter, which can be exacerbated by wet soil conditions. Maintenance & pruning: Remove faded flowers to promote continued bloom. Prune once or twice a year to keep plant shapely. Prune in the spring after the lavender wakes up. Wait until the lavender has new growth (do not worry if it takes a while to wake up).
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