Lavender, Bridget Chloe

Name

Botanical Name

Family

Native to

Water

Sun

Soil

 

Height

Width

Space

Lavender, 'Bridget Chloe'

Lavendula x intermedia "Provence"

Lamiaceae

The Mediterranean and the Middle East

Dry to medium

Full sun

Well drained - gravelly soil

 

25-30"

 

30-42"

30" - needs good air circulation

Price

4" Pots:  $2.20

6" Pots:  $3.50

Clay pots and other planters:  Prices vary

Description

Grayish green leaves with long spikes of purple-blue flowers and a rounded habit.  The parentage of Bridget Chloe is Lavender x intermedia "Provence" (lavender grown in Provence, France).  It is highly fragrant (spicy, sweet, fresh, floral), maintains its flower color once dried, can withstand heat (100.4 degrees and higher) and humidity.  It was patented in 2002.  

Keeping it Going

  • It can be cut back in the Spring to new growth to maintain its shape.  Do not cut into the woody part of the plant

  • Shape plant by pruning after flowering

  • Established lavender only needs fertilization 1-2x per year.  Feed with a small amount of slow release fertilizer 1x in the spring and 1x in the fall (not always needed in the fall)

  • Never fertilize before cold weather

  • Needs good air circulation 

Won't Tolerate

  • Poor air circulation

  • Complete lack of water

  • Cutting into the woody part of the stem

History

&

Points of Interest

  • Originally from the Mediterranean region and the Middle East

  • Romans scented their bath water with lavender.  The word, lavender, comes from Latin, lavare, which means to wash.  

  • Charles VI of France filled seat cushions with lavender, both for its fragrance and to deter insects.

  • Uses:  Medicinal, Culinary, Cosmetic, and Aromatic

  • Parts used:  Flowers - fresh or dried and its essential oil

  • Medicinal:  Has antiseptic and antibacterial properties.  It is also an insecticide (moths and other insects).  Its scent assists in alleviating headaches.

  • Culinary:  Flowers are used to flavor sugar and are mixed with other herbs and added to soups, meat and fish dishes, etc.

  • Cosmetic: Lavender oil is widely used in the cosmetic industry.  Fresh flowers make a fragrant hair rinse, can be used to scent bath water, etc.

  • Aromatic:  used in scented sachets for dresser drawers and under a pillows.  

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