Melissa Lavender
Lavandula angustifolia 'Melissa'
Uses: Culinary/Medicinal/Aromatic/Industrial Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 5-8)
The sweetly fragrant flowers begin pure white but mature into a delicate pink colour. Has an erect and tightly compact bush habit. Flowering time is earlier and longer lasting than other pink varieties. You can find this variety interspersed with purple lavender making a gorgeous display in Sequim, Washington, the Lavender Capital of America. Flowers can be used in the kitchen, offering a prized mild and delicate flavour. Like any other variety, Melissa Lavender must be located in full sun and planted in well drained alkaline sandy soil, ideally in a raised bed or rock garden it is prone to root rot if conditions are too wet. Perfect for borders, rock gardens and containers. After the second year of growth, begin pruning once or twice a year, cutting back a third of its foliage. This will help maintain its shape, leaf and flower production as well as prevent woodyness. Bloom time June-July. Height 70cm/28in.
P3627-970 Plants $8.95/ea, $24.15/3 plants
Currency: United States Dollar

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