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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Description'Silver Mist' English lavender (or Lavandula angustifolia ) earns its name by boasting the most silver foliage we've seen on a lavender flower. The stark contrast between the ghostly foliage and purple flowers is eye-catching, but more importantly, it's nose-catching. The flowers and foliage both carry a strong lavender scent that can be enjoyed in cut arrangements, essential oils, teas, or simply as it wafts through the summer air. This purposeful lavender type belongs in any garden, big or small, just make sure they get plenty of sun!
While it may be called English lavender, it's native to the Mediterranean, growing in dry and sandy soils. Given plenty of sun and well-draining soil, 'Silver Mist' lavender plant will reward you with multiple flushes of fragrant flowers. Lavender plant care requires little maintenance and it only gets more floriferous as it matures. Try planting it in rock gardens, containers, or along walkways where the fragrance can be enjoyed all summer long.DetailsBotanical name:Lavandula angustifolia 'Silver Mist' Common name: Lavender, English lavender Zone: 5 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Height x width: 16-20" x 12-16" Flower color: Lavender Foliage color: Silver-gray Season of interest: Summer Bloom time: Summer Features: Rabbit-resistant, heat tolerant, fragrant, dry soils, drought tolerant, deer resistant, container plants, best sellers, best for beginners Uses: Container gardening, cottage gardening, edging, ground cover, massing, ornamental, herb garden How 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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