English Lavender - English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is the most widely grown type of lavender in North America because it doesn't mind humidity and winter moisture as much as other lavenders. It's also the most commonly used in cooking and baking, and has a sweet, soft fragrance.
English lavender is the most widely grown type of lavender in North America. Find out why here: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/gardeners-guide-to-lavender/?socsrc=bhgpin020915englishlavendar&page=3
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Hidcote Blue English Lavender Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote Blue' Full sun Water Needs: Once established, needs only occasional watering. Average landscape size: Moderate grower to 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
English Lavender ... a natural bug repellant... rub this flower or leaves and rub over your skin, repels mosquitoes, ticks and other insects... and it smells delightful, is so calming and you can add some to your favorite muffin recipe or into fresh squeezed lemonade..
"Betty's Blue" is a compact variety that shines when grown as a small hedge or in a knot garden: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/gardeners-guide-to-lavender/?socsrc=bhgpin021615bettysbluelavender&page=8
ENGLISH LAVENDER in a container: 1) Roots prefer to be fairly crowded so choose a container that is only 1-2" larger than rootball. 2) Full sun, 8 hrs/day. 3) Light soil w/good drainage. 4) Water when soil is dry. 5) Repot yearly with fertilizer. 6) Prune in spring before budding & again in summer
"Purple Bouquet" is a top choice if you want to grow lavender for cutting fresh or drying: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/gardeners-guide-to-lavender/?socsrc=bhgpin021215purplebouquet&page=7