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Vera is an outstanding heirloom English Lavender known for its sweetly fragrant oil, dark lavender-blue flower spikes and compact growth habit. Our selection of 'Vera' is also the most cold hardy variety of English Lavender.
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.
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.
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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(based on 8 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
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Seems to be thriving
from Vermillion, SD
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Comments about High Country Gardens Lavandula angustifolia Vera:
This is the only plant that survived of the three I ordered. It did well this summer. Now we'll see if it can survive through a South Dakota winter.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Golden, Colorado
Never had a problem with any other lavender plants in the past, all of the ones purchased here didn't make it through the summer despite optimal growing conditions. Guess they just aren't made for Golden Colorado
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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from Denver CO
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Planted this along the back fence area facing south. I already realize I did not give it enough room as it really did well with a little extra attention during hot spells. I thought it would take longer to fill the available space. Will be dividing in the spring to areas that it will have room.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
I would buy this again. Mine is well established.
By Gary the Gardener
from New York
About Me Getting Started
I have it in a whiskey barrel planter in my backyard. The sunlight isn't optimal but it still is doing well. I have it on wheels so I can move it around when I think it need more sun. This is the first winter so hopefully it will still be strong come spring. It hasn't bloomed yet. Hope it will come April.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
great smelling lavandula
from Arlington VA
very hardy and drought resistant.
(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)
Beautiful & Highly Fragrant
from Noblesville, IN
Extremely fragrant lavender. I bought it because I wanted the most fragrant lavender that could survive in my zone, and I think I found it. If you barely even touch the leaves you will get a strong, rich smell. Couldn't be happier with this plant.
(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Nice growth habit, long blooming.
from Northeast Illinois
Nice at the front of the border. Long blooming.
(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
The plant was in a deep root pot. It flurished well in the summer and it's coming up again this spring. It's extremely fragrant. Even the the dead wood pruning was still very fragrant. I Would buy here again. The plant arrived healthy and in good condition.
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.
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