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Yellow Lavender

Lavandula viridis

Photo: Yellow Lavender

General description

The rabbit-ear like chiffon yellow blooms of the rare Yellow Lavender, Lavandula viridis, present themselves at the same time as other early lavenders like the French Lavender in the picture to the left. The gray leaves and purple flowers of French Lavender make a striking contrast to the yellow green leaves and flowers of Yellow Lavender.

If you feel Lavender should be purple and smell like soap, then this plant is not for you. Big and bold describes the color, shape and fragrance of Yellow Lavender.

Plant requirements

Height: 3 Feet

Hardiness: Perennial
in Zones 8-11

Flower Color: Cream with
Yellow Flower Bracts

Characteristics: Full Sun,
Evergreen, 
Water Conserving    

Uses: Fragrant Ornamental

Maintenance

To keep the bush looking good it should be watered when needed to keep branches from dying out. And, it should be pruned by at least a third after it blooms in early summer. This will help to maintain a neater appearance.

Practical use

Fragrant and ornamental

Properties

Height
1 - 100 cm
Color
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Soil type
Clay
Sand
Sunlight
Full sun
Moisture
Well-drained
Hardiness
Hardy