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RE: lavendula officinalis question

Kitty is correct. And there are many cultivars to choose from. Is this
small one have a surname (if you will) of Nana? Those are the only ones
I know of that are that small. I've got Virginia McNaughton's Lavender-a
Grower's Guide book. It goes into truly tedious detail but does have a
boatload of information. What type specifically are y'all talking about


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Kitty Morrissy" <kmrsy@earthlink.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sun, 23 Feb 2003 12:55:03 -0500

>That's English Lavender and, yes, it's hardy in Z5a.  L. officinalis is an
>old synonym for angustifolia.  You'll usually see L.o. used for herbal
>write-ups and L.a. used for ornamentals.  The new Herb A-Z says the spikes
>are 3inches long, plant height 24-28 in, width 3ft.  If you're getting a
>lavender, you might prefer one of the many cultivars.
>> [Original Message]
>> From: Donna <justme@prairieinet.net>
>> To: <perennials@hort.net>; <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Date: 2/23/2003 11:01:06 AM
>> Subject: [CHAT] lavendula officinalis question
>> DH has been reading the newspaper ads again :(
>> He seems to think that I should order a hardy lavender (listed as
>> lavendula officinalis) for his garden railroad. 
>> #1 is this really hardy in zone 5, Northeast Illinois?
>> #2 this ad is very misleading, IMHO, as it claims it only gets 1 1/2ft
>> tall? I think they are talking blooms, not entire plant size.
>> #3 Spring River Nursery? Anyone ever heard of them?
>> I did a google search for the plant, got tons of herbal uses, but not
>> much about the plant... so those who are better at searching or have
>> some info on this plant.... Help!
>> Donna
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Kemp TX/zone 8A


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