Best Lavender Flowers for Your Garden
Lavender flowers add a cooling touch to the garden. Lavender pairs especially well with blues and pinks, as well as soft yellows and pastel oranges. Check out some of our favorite lavender flowers.
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Add vertical pop to your garden with the clustered lavender flowers of blazing star. It's also ideal for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds.
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Bring some charm to your garden with the reblooming flower power of pincushion flower. Plant it in groups of three or five for the greatest impact.
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Russian sage has a lot to offer -- elegant lavender flowers among fragrant, silvery foliage that strikes a pose throughout all seasons. Plant Russian sage in areas where it's allowed to grow freely, or choose dwarf varieties that don't require staking.
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Old-fashioned lilacs are back in style! And with so many varieties, you can't go wrong. Some of our favorites include 'President Lincoln', 'Sensation', and 'Pocahontas'. Plant lilac for privacy or as a fragrant focal point in your garden.
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Blue Chiffon Rose of Sharon
(Blue Chiffon Hibiscus syriacus)
We all love hibiscus for its tropical flair, continual blooms, and graceful stature. Pair those qualities with double lavender blooms, and you've got a win-win for your garden!
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'Velocity Baby Blue' Viola
(Viola williamsii 'Velocity Baby Blue')
Pansies are great to add an extra punch of color to your garden during the cooler seasons. Plant 'Velocity Baby Blue' for a beautiful variegation between lavender and white -- sure to fit in well with any landscape.
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Plant this climbing perennial near a tree or shrub and it will entwine itself through the branches. Protect the sensitive clematis crown from diseases and damage by planting it just above the soil line.
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The allium grows from a bulb and reaches heights of 3 to 24 inches. Lily stalks make strong living supports for the taller, top-heavy allium stems.
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'Bath's Pink' Dianthus, catmint (Nepeta x faassenii)
This perennial duet blooms in early summer. Both plants have ground-hugging habits and do well in dry soils.
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Fertilize this showy annual often, and cut back leggy plants in midsummer to promote continuous cascades of fragrant flowers.
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Aster x frikartii
Asters provide late-season shades of lavender in the garden. This compact variety doesn't need staking.
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Rose, foxglove (Digitalis spp.)
Biennial foxglove grows one year and blooms the next.
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Bearded iris (Iris x germanica)
The iris lasts for decades in the garden. Dividing the rhizomes every few years keeps plants vigorous.
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Lavender (Lavandula) Artemisia, cardoon (Cynara cardunculus)
Mediterranean natives such as these perennials fare best in rocky soil and a sunny location.
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Larkspur (Consolida ambigua)
Sow annual larkspur seeds once; the plants will self-sow and return on their own in subsequent years.
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