- botanical name: Lavandula stoechas ‘Purple Ribbon’
- height 14-16″
- spacing 8-10″ apart
- partial shade
- average soil
- flower color rosey purple
- uses in garden: great in containers, cut flower, dried flowers, fragrant
- use in potpourri, sachets, flower arrangements
- attracts bees and butterflies
- deer resistant, leaves help repel mosquitoes
*Please note: We accept plant orders at any time of the year and if you prefer to place an order outside our regular shipping months of April-May, ordering is still easy. “Why we only ship in April and May”
Due to the nature of shipping live plants, when you place an order, we will simply hold your order and ship it at the proper time for your zone, when weather permits in April 2013. Seed packets are shipped year round through USPS.
For more information see our “Ordering and Shipping Policy.”
Purple Ribbon Lavender is a Spanish type lavender with winged rosy-purple flowers, attractive grey-green narrow leaves and strong vigor. This type of upright, rounder lavender is self-seeding. Find great Lavender recipes here!
Having a hard time deciding which variety is right for you? View a summary of all the varieties together.
Due to its long germination time, lavender is not often started from seed. Instead, the recommended method is to take cuttings in the summer, from the side shoots of the plants. Each cutting should be between two to three inches long. Place the cuttings in moist, sandy soil four to six inches apart. You can also start them in plug trays or in pots. Keep the soil moist – but not wet, to help encourage root growth. Transplant outside when plants are well established.
Well-dried flowers will retain their scent for a long time if dried and stored properly. Harvest leaves and/or flowers just before the flowers are open fully. Cut the stems in the morning after the dew has evaporated and the humidity is low. Hang in bunches in a dry, airy location – or use drying racks or screens when the temperature is high (90 degrees or above is ideal). When completely dry, strip flower heads off stems to use in sachets or potpourri. Store in airtight container. To use in flower arrangements leave stems intact. When stems are still pliable they may be woven together to make wreaths or lavender wands.