Lavandula intermedia Fred Boutin

Fred Boutin Hedge Lavender

Fred Boutin French Hybrid Lavender (Lavandula intermedia 'Fred Boutin') is a beautiful hybrid lavender best known for its long, attractive silver-grey leaves. It blooms mid-to-late summer with tall stems of purple flowers. Sweetly fragrant.
Zones6 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Fragrant
Containers
Evergreen
Cut Flowers
Dried Flowers
Rock Gardens
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Plant Size24-36" tall 28-40" wide
Bloom TimeEarly to late summer
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SizePlant - 5" Pot
SKUHC015280

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Fred Boutin French Hybrid Lavender (Lavandula intermedia 'Fred Boutin') is a French hybrid lavender that has especially ornamental large, silver-grey leaves that provides a beautiful backdrop for its long stems of purple flowers. Blooming in mid-to-late summer, 'Fred Boutin' Lavender is a big, slender grower, so give it adequate space in the garden. Best planted in the Western half of the country where leaner soils and less moisture provide the best growing conditions. Companion plants include native ornamental grasses, Coneflowers (Echinacea) and thread-leaf Coreopsis (Tickseed).
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SKU
HC015280
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
Common Name
Fred Boutin Hedge Lavender
Botanical Name
Lavandula intermedia Fred Boutin
Zones
6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Blue
Height
36 inches
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Mature Spread
28-40" wide
Bloom Time
Early - Mid Summer, Mid - Late Summer
Bloom Time
Early to late summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Evergreen Foliage
Yes
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Amount Of Rain
20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant, Containers, Evergreen, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers, Rock Gardens
Ideal Region
West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Tips for Growing Lavender

Lavender are sun-loving plants that thrive in hot weather and grow best in arid climates. 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.

These perennials are a superb choice for the drought-resistant garden, doing 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). In the Mid-West and Eastern US, sandy soils are a must, and planting on a slope or in a raised bed provides optimum drainage. For the southern US with hot, humid heat, Spanish Lavender (Lavandula stoechas) is the best choice. For large growing Lavender, we recommend French Lavender or hybrid Lavender (Lavandula intermedia) varieties. 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. Lavender Phenomenal does particularly well in areas with more moisture and humidity.

  • Plant in full sun with good air circulation.
  • Plant into well drained soil. Compost-enriched garden loam is alright in drier climates, sandy or gravel soil is best in moister climates. Heavy, poorly-drained clay soils will be fatal.
  • Select a raised or sloped bed, or a planting site against a hot wall or along a cement/asphalt walk or driveway where the reflected heat keeps growing conditions hotter and drier.
  • New transplants need regular watering. Don't let the plants get too dry. Supplemental watering can be greatly reduced the second growing season as the plants become established.
  • When using drip irrigation, place the emitter off to the side of the plant, not right on the root ball to avoid overwatering of mature plants.
  • Fertilize once annually in the fall with a top dressing of Yum Yum Mix.
  • Mulch with gravel or pine needles in arid climates. In moister climates mulching with gravel will protect the crown from excessive moisture and soil splashed onto the foliage.

More in-depth guidance for growing and maintaining Lavender plants: Growing Lavender, Lavender Bliss, A History of Lavender, The Bold and the Beautiful: New and Recent Lavender Introductions and Lavender: An Old World Herb That Has It All.


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