If you have anywhere close to the proper climate, growing lavender in your home edible landscaping is a way to add elegance and sophistication to your yard.
Lavender does best in dry temperate regions of the world with sandy, alkaline soil, although it does tolerate a wide variety of conditions.
If you live where your ground is overly wet for much of the year, though, (or if your garden is below USDA zone 4) you might be better off growing your plants in containers.
See more facts about growing the lavender plant here.
Lavender is one of those plants that once established, looks good for decades!
Lavender plants come in many varieties and colors, so you can pick the final size, color, and leaf color you'd like.
When lavender plants are small, they have a nice round habit which is great for borders, containers, low divider hedges (up to 3 feet/1 meter tall, depending on the variety you're growing) and flower beds.
As lavender gets older (and I'm talking ten years or more), it begins growing upwards and outwards. You can prune lavender into all sorts of shapes, depending on the look you'd like.
Older lavender can be used for growing medium height hedges (it can get up to 6 feet/2 meters tall), but growing it to hedge height does take some time, so using lavender for a hedge is more of a long-term project.
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