Fragrant Collection 2
Spring Planting: this product will be shipped late April through May according to your hardiness zone.
Lavender/Polemonium. Often our first instinct upon being presented with any flower is to sniff it, because the beauty of flowers and their dreamy aroma are inseparable. Here we've collected some of our very favourite flowers that are known for their amazing scents. Plant them where you can enjoy their perfume as you walk by, or where summer breezes will bring the fragrance right to your outdoor living space.
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It is a good idea to soak any bare-root perennials in water for a few hours, but not more then a day, before planting. Add organic matter to the area and provide good drainage unless the plant variety enjoys wet roots. Unless otherwise specified, bare-root perennials are usually planted with the crown (where the shoots meet the roots) an inch below the soil surface. Firm soil gently to eliminate air pockets and water in well. Mark the area clearly since it may be awhile before the plant shows itself.
Planting Lavender: Lavender must be grown in full sun to be able to produce flowers, so do not hesitate to plant them in those hot, dry areas where nothing else seems to grow. Place crown just at or slightly below soil level. They will actually grow better in poor, gravelly soil than in rich humus; don't be tempted to enrich the soil when you plant it. Sharp drainage, especially in winter, is essential for preventing crown rot. Other than that, Lavender is known to have few problems with pests and diseases. Shearing back the evergreen foliage in early spring will rejuvenate plants and stimulate new growth.