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Lavandula angustifolia Sharon Roberts

Sharon Roberts English Lavender

Sharon Roberts is my favorite twice blooming English lavender. It has long, thin spikes of bicolored lavender-blue over gray-green foliage. Blooming in late spring and again in September, it is an outstanding and distinct selection.

SKU# 63113

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Regular Price: $11.99

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Plant - 5" deep pot
 

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Additional Information
SKU 63113
Common Name Sharon Roberts English Lavender
Botanical Name Lavandula angustifolia Sharon Roberts
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple
Estimated Mature Height 24-30" tall
Mature Spread 24" wide
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Evergreen Yes
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Low Fertility, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Evergreen, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Rabbit Resistant
Ideal Region Coastal California, USA
Details
24-30" tall x 24" wide (cutting propagated). This intensely scented, sweetly fragrant lavender can bloom twice annually when promptly dead headed after its early summer flush of flowers. A Nichols Garden Nursery introduction, it has gorgeous deep lavender flowers and dark blue calyxes on medium length flower spikes. In the garden 'Sharon Roberts' thin flower spikes give the plant a finely textured appearance that is distinct from other English Lavender types like 'Graves' and 'Hidcote Superior'.
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Planting Guides

Lavender are sun-loving plants that thrive in hot weather and grow well in the West in a wide range of soils, even compost-enriched garden loams, as long as they are well drained. Heavy, poorly-drained clay soils can be fatal. Lavender plants will be taller and wider in mild winter, hot summer climates. The same varieties when grown in cold (zone 5-6) winter climates tend to be more compact. Lavender plants require two-to-three growing seasons to reach mature size.

Lavender plants are at their best in the drier parts of the US like the Great Plains, Intermountain West and West Coast (which has a true Mediterranean climate (wet winters and dry summers). The key is to make sure you choose a variety with sufficient winter cold hardiness for your region. (‘Vera’ and ‘Pastor’s Pride’ are among the most cold hardy.) Yet with proper soil preparation, and planting site selection, Lavender can also thrive in moister, more humid climates like the Mid-West, East Coast and Mid-Atlantic states.

The key is to plant Lavender in a spot that has:

  1. Full sun with good air circulation.
  2. A fast draining, sandy or gravel soil (no rich “chocolate cake” type loams or clay soils).
  3. A raised or sloped bed, ideally against a hot wall or along a cement/asphalt walk or driveway where the reflected heat keeps growing conditions hotter and drier.

More in-depth guidance for growing and maintaining Lavender plants: Growing Lavender, Lavender Bliss, A History of Lavender and Lavender: An Old World Herb That Has It All.


View or download our complete Planting Guide (pdf) for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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