Sweet Romance English Lavender
Spring Planting: we begin shipping in late April through May beginning with the warmest hardiness zones, so you receive your products at the proper time for planting.
Lavandula angustifloia. An exceptional new Lavender variety from Proven Winners. Sweet Romance will often bloom the very first year you plant it, and tends to bloom earlier than other varieties. Beautifully perfumed flowers are a dark-violet purple and appear in plump clusters. Tiny flowers also appear at the nodes up the stem, adding colour down into the grey-green foliage. Height 12-18". No.1 root.
Sold as: Pkg of 1
|1||Pkg of 1||$ 18.95 / pkg|
|2||Pkg of 1||$ 17.30 / pkg|
|3||Pkg of 1||$ 16.30 / pkg|
|4+||Pkg of 1||$ 15.40 / pkg|
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. Perennials that come to you in pots should be watered well before planting also. Loosen and tight roots and plant at the same depth as the plant was in the pot. If the leaves are green and growing, you should protect them from frosts with mulch, reemay or any blanket. If white or pale yellow shoots have started to develop, protect them from wind and harsh sun until they green up. You can use any of the methods for protection as mentioned. Pay particular attention to watering any new plants during the first season. Once established plants generally have some drought tolerance and will only need to be watered if the season is hot and dry.
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.