Woody Ornamentals

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  • Lavandula angustifolia ‘Munstead’ Z 5-9

    Very fragrant, compact form of Lavender

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    $9.95/bareroot

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    Lavandula angustifolia ‘Munstead’  Z 5-9
    Very fragrant, compact form of Lavender, blooms in wands July-September.  Remove faded flowers for rebloom.

    Size: 12-18” x 12-18”
    Care: Sun, well-drained, soil. Prune to 8” in spring every 2 years to control plant size and promote new growth.
    Native: Species native to Western Mediterranean
    Wildlife Value: resistant to rabbits and deer

    This selection introduced to gardens in 1916. Named for Munstead Woods in England, the home of extraordinary garden designer Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932)  Lavandula is Latin from lavare meaning “to wash” “because it was used to be thrown into baths for the fragrancy of the scent; or because used in lye to give a fragrancy to linen; and because it is very good to wash the face with, and give it both beauty and a grateful scent.”

  • Lavandula angustifolia Lavender Z 5-9

    Lavender spikes in June on this short shrub and rebloom in late summer.

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    Lavandula angustifolia syn Lavandula officinalis Lavender Z 5-9
    The best fragrance – in both flowers & foliage. Lavender spikes in June on this short shrub and rebloom in late summer.

    Size: 24" x 4'
    Care: Sun, well-drained soil. Well-drained soil essential. Drought tolerant.
    Native: Western Mediterranean
    Wildlife Value: attracts butterflies

    Name is from Latin lavare meaning “to wash” because Romans scented their baths with lavender. Ancient Phoenicians used lavender to make perfume. Charlemagne’s list of cultivated plants in his empire included lavender, c. 800 A.D. Cultivated in Islamic gardens by 1050. Elizabeth I ate lavender conserve, made by adding sugar to the flowers while Charles VI of France stuffed pillows with lavender and sat on them. Culpepper wrote that lavender was grown in almost every garden and cured headaches, apoplexy, dropsy, fainting, toothaches, and “passions of the heart.”

  • Lavandula angustifolia var. rosea syn. L. spica var. rosea Lavender Z 4

    Pink colored lavender flowers, and still fragrant.

    $11.25/bareroot

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    Lavandula angustifolia var. rosea syn. L. spica  var. rosea    Lavender Z 4
    Pink colored lavender flowers, and still fragrant.  We especially like this for its compact habit.

    Size: 12” x 12”
    Care: sun in moist well-drained soil

    Pink variety in gardens by 1800.

  • Leptodermis oblonga Dwarf lilac Z 5-8

    fragrant lavender, lilac-like trumpets blooming in June – October.

    $14.95/bareroot

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    Leptodermis oblonga  Dwarf lilac   Z 5-8
    Low mounding shrub with fragrant lavender, lilac-like trumpets blooming in June – October.  Leaves slow to leaf-out in spring but then blooms its heart out.

    Size: 12-18” x 18-24” spreads by suckers
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained to well-drained soil
    Native: No. & W. China & Himalayas.
    Wildlife Value: Attracts hummingbirds

    Leptodermis means “thin skin” and oblonga refers to the oblong leaves.
    Introduced by E.H. Wilson in 1905.