Lavandula x intermedia ‘Phenomenal’ PPAF
One of the hottest lavenders to hit the market in years and certainly one of Lloyd Traven’s favorite perennials ever! This Peace Tree Farms introduction conquers many of the problems often found in lavenders: it tolerates the extremes of both cold and heat without dying back, is resistant to common root and foliar diseases, and grows superbly in production and landscapes.
This is a very large, hedging lavender that can be used to create a border around the garden and also can be grown as a cut and dried flower for potpourri and culinary uses. It forms a very uniform, dense mound of silvery green foliage topped with tall wands of rich lavender purple flowers that are much darker than ‘Provence’.
In the north, this variety blooms from mid- through late summer, but it blooms earlier in the south. Two-year-old plants in our trials measured an impressive 4-4½’ across!
Lavender has been grown for centuries for its intensely fragrant flowers and beautiful appearance. It is a staple item of every sunny garden, and its dried flowers are widely used in potpourris and arrangements.
SHIPS IN APRIL
photo by Lloyd Traven, description by Walters Gardens