Lavandula angustifolia Violet Intrigue

English Lavender, Lavender

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Plant Code: LAVI

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A hybrid of two strong English lavenders, resulting in the longest stems for Lavender wands. Improved humidity tolerance, very upright habit, and deep purple color holds up even in the hottest summer.

Run your fingers through the foliage when strolling through the garden for an absolutely soothing scent. Be sure to plant several to dry for sachets and potpourris. Looks stunning with yellow Yarrow. Lavendula Violet Intrigue has a high oil content which results in a strong fragrance. Evergreen in warmer climates.


Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 24-30"
Spacing: Plant 2' apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower: Purple
Accent: Purple
Patent: #15,344
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Edgers
  • Fragrant
  • Good for Hedge
  • OK in Containers
  • Rabbit Resistant

Lavandula General Information

Lavandula are an indispensable member of the herb family, used for perfumes and potpourri. Use it in dry gardens, barren slopes, or bordering a sunny path. Its ornamental compact habit makes it a welcome addition to the perennial border. Evergreen (Ever-gray?) in warmer zones. Semi-evergreen in north.

Lavandula Plant Care

Best in full sun and well-drained soil. Good drainage is essential to success. In clay soils, may benefit from planting in raised beds. Cut back by 1/3 to 1/2 in spring when new foliage appears. Do not cut back in fall. These woody plants do not like to be divided. Sometimes stems root where they touch the soil and these plantlets can be transplanted in spring. May benefit from gravel mulch.