This one year old Sweet Lavender was
planted last spring from a three inch pot and it is on its way to becoming a
giant. One of the largest lavenders we grow; it will top out at close to
four feet with its blooms which can be up to two feet long.
Sweet Lavender is from France and Italy. As
you can tell by looking at the lavender in the background to the right,
Sweet Lavender has a much greener leaf than most other lavenders.
Sweet Lavender has proven tough and reliable even
when the temperatures dipped briefly to 5 degrees. It is also really drought
resistant. If you are in a humid zone 8 climate, you might try Sweet
Lavender. It has proven to be a bit more tolerant of heat and humidity
than the other Zone 5 lavenders. This can be said of all the zone 8
lavenders which includes French Lavender, Spanish Lavender and Yellow
Fast growing, Sweet
Lavender is not suitable for cooking
because of its high menthol content. It does however have a nice smell and
a good form if pruned every year. It can be used in potpourri and its
long wands make it a good candidate for arrangements.