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Lavender 'Edelweiss'

Lavandula x intermedia 'Edelweiss'

Photo: Lavender 'Edelweiss'

General description

Pale pink buds open to snowy white blooms. Compact 2-3 foot shrubs have needle-like green foliage. Very fragrant. Plant in a dry sunny site.

Plant requirements

Height: 2 feet, 3 feet with bloom

Hardiness: Perennial in Zones 5-11

Characteristics: Full Sun, Evergreen, Water Conserving 

Uses: Dried Flower, Fragrant Ornamental

Maintenance

The English Lavender Hybrids, sometimes referred to as Lavandins; come in third in the bloom cycle, starting just as the the English Lavenders are finishing, and continuing to mid summer. 

These are the workhorses of Lavender. They do it all: bloom lots, grow just the right size, and smell like a million bucks. Provence and Grosso are the best known of these, but there are many others, including Abriali, Fred Boutin, Dutch Mill, Grappenhall, Seal, Hidcote Giant, Edelweiss and White Grosso. These are the ones to line the drive or border the garden with.  

The botanical name for the Lavandins is Lavandula x intermedia. The x means it is a cross with two plants. In this case, it is L. angustifolia and L. latifolia. The intermedia means that these crossed plants have qualities of both parents, or it is intermediate between them.

Lavandins have long gray leaves, twice or more the size of L. angustifolias. They also grow much larger and faster and are more adept at dealing with heat.

Practical use

The intensely fragrant flowering stems can be harvested for fresh crafts like wreath making.

Properties

Height
0 - 100 cm
Color
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Soil type
Any
Sunlight
Full sun
Moisture
Well-drained
Hardiness
Hardy