Lavender By Rosina Peixoto (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Lavender By Rosina Peixoto [CC BY-SA 3.0], from Wikimedia Commons

Zone: 4 to 9

Full Sun

Bloom Time: Summer

Height: 1′ to 3′

Lavender is a member of the herb family with beautiful silver or grey-green foliage and blue, purple, pink or white flowers. Being a herb, it is fairly drought tolerant and produces more scent if it is not fertilized…definitely a low maintenance plant!

To keep it growing well, prune lavender immediately after flowering (you may even get a second round of blooms!), but do not cut into the woody part of the stem…you may kill the plant.

They are also a little finicky about spring pruning. Make sure you wait until the plant has started growing, otherwise it may not survive.