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Lavandula ‘Lisa Marie’
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Lavandula

Lavender

In the Middle Ages, Lavender was a chief ingredient in the famous “Four Thieves” vinegar, and today no classic sachet or potpourri would be complete without it.

We use Lavenders in every garden we design. Dependable and drought tolerant, their strikingly handsome flowers, whether white or blue, pink, violet or purple, offer a heady aroma and an upright spiky look, while the foliage forms a pleasing mound during the off season. In the herb garden, border or rockery, they combine well with grasses, perennials or other shrubs. If the plants are cut back in late June, many cultivars will produce a second bloom in autumn.

Lavandula ‘Lisa Marie’ full sun

Introduced in 1991 by Ken Montgomery of Anderson Valley Nursery and named after his daughter, this hybrid between Lavandula angustifolia ‘Martha Roderick’ and Lavandula lanata retains the best qualities of both its parents. Like ‘Martha Roderick’, it is exquisitely compact, and like Lavandula lanata, its leaves are alluringly silver and downy. The frosted gray buds open into blue-violet, making a beautiful union with Geum ‘Starkers Magnificum’ or Teucrium chamaedrys.

Blooms June–September.

Size: 18" high x 2' wide; hardy to zone 6.

Lavandula ‘Lisa Marie’ (S-0102)
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