Lavender - LaDiva Imperial
Height: 12-24 inches
Spread: 12-18 inches
Hardiness Zones: Annual
Lavandula dentata La Diva Imperial forms a spreading, shrubby mound of slender, aromatic, silvery green foliage that in summer is capped by full, mildly fragrant spikes of blue-purple flowers and purple bracts. One of a family of so-called ‘French Lavenders,’ this drought-tolerant perennial is an ornamental and aromatic addition to any garden with well-drained soil and plenty of sun.
Many gardeners grow Lavender for its fragrance, but the genus includes several excellent garden plants that should be more widely used for their midsummer beauty and resistance to deer, heat, and drought. The cool, gray-green foliage provides a perfect backdrop for the slender, arching flower stems. Prefers well-drained, soil and full sun. Plant them in masses or as small hedges, and you'll find that they are attractive and useful long after the spent flowers have been clipped off.