Lavender Phenomenal® Description
Lavender Phenomenal is a Hybrid Lavandin; a cross between the French Latifolia and English Angustifolia. It may bloom a little later in summer than our Hidcote (which is an English Lavender), but its winter hardiness, and its foliage that does NOT die back at the base makes it a great choice for the garden!
Selected by Lloyd & Candy Traven at their Pennsylvania garden, Phenomenal Lavender shows exceptional winter hardiness (Z6 - being tested in Z5) over other types of Lavender.
The hallmark of this variety is it does not die back from the bottom, as is commonly seen in other hardy lavenders. Phenomenal remains thick and full throughout the entire plant.
This drought-tolerant & hardy perennial has extremely fragrant foliage & flowers that are enjoyable in the garden or cut-fresh & added to flower arrangements!
Lavender Phenomenal can also be cut & dried for use in potpourri & other dried flower arrangements. Lavandin hybrids will tend to have a higher camphor content in their oil, and smell a bit more medicinal than the English Lavenders.
This easy-to-grow sun perennial thrives in full sun & normal garden soil. Plants vigorously grow to form mounds of fragrant, silvery foliage 24" tall & 24" wide.
Fragrant, long-blooming Lavender Phenomenal makes the perfect companion to long-blooming KnockOut Roses & late-flowering Sedums!
Special Features: Butterfly Lovers, Cold Hardy, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Fragrance, Heat Tolerant, Long Blooming, Multi-Seasonal Interest, Winter Interest
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- Botanical Name:
Lavandula x intermedia 'Phenomenal'
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- Zone: 5,6,7,8,9
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24" x 24"
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Container Gardening, Cottage Gardening, Edging, Ground Cover, Massing, Ornamental, Woodland
- Cannot Ship to:
AK,CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #:PPAF
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Soil: Grow in average, dry to medium, well-drained, alkaline soil (pH should be 6.5 or higher). Prefers a light, sandy soil with somewhat low fertility.
Light: Full sun
Water: Dry to medium -- Root rot commonly attacks plants grown in poorly drained soils. High summer humidity in southern growing zones is not appreciated. To combat high humidity, consider using rock instead of organic mulch.
Spacing: 18 - 24 inches
Fertilizing: Feed with a light application of general purpose, or time release fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
Winterizing: Plants may not survive in winter if soils are not well-drained and/or if temperatures dip below zero degrees without protective snow cover. Prefers southwestern exposure, and protection from winter wind.
Maintenance & Pruning: Remove faded flowers to promote continued bloom. Prune once or twice a year to keep plant shapely. Prune option #1: in the spring after the lavender wakes up. Wait until the lavender has signs of new growth (do not worry if it takes a while to wake up). Prune option #2: in the fall around early October. The rule of thumb in pruning is 1/3 of the plant or about 2 inches above the wood. If you prune into the wood you run the risk of the plant not coming back.
ReviewsWrite a reviewPhenomenal - it's trueCarrie | Jun 6, 2017I LOVE THIS LAVENDER! I am in zone 5 on sandy soil. It forms very pretty clumps, grows prolifically, no die back. NO woody stems!! Smells great, flowers well...wildlife leave it alone. Just about the perfect 2 ft border (3' with flowers).