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Lavender, Lacy Frills

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The first white lavender from seed and the most cold tolerant.

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A sensational breakthrough, Lacy Frills is the first white lavender from seed and the most cold tolerant of them all. You'll love the clean white spires, loaded with florets floating above finely cut, blue-gray leaves. Durable, disease tolerant plants bloom first year from seed. Plant near walkways and entrances to enjoy the sweet, refreshing aroma. Fantastic looking mixed with blues and purples.
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Sun

Full Sun

Days To Maturity

180-360 days

Life Cycle

Perennial

Height

12 inches

Spread

12 inches

Additional Uses

Container Plant

Sow Method

Indoor Sow

Planting Time

Spring, Summer

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  • Lavender may be grown from seed sown early indoors and transplanted outside after frost, or planted as a potted plant

    Sowing Seed Indoors:

    • Sow lavender seeds indoors 6-10 weeks before the last frost in spring using a seed starting kit.
    • Sow seeds ¼ inches deep in seed-starting formula in a south facing window or under grow lights until seedlings emerge.
    • Keep the soil moist at 70-80 degrees F
    • Seedlings emerge in 14-28 days
    • As soon as seedlings emerge, provide plenty of light on a sunny windowsill or grow seedlings 3-4 inches beneath fluorescent plant lights turned on 16 hours per day, off for 8 hours at night. Raise the lights as the plants grow taller. Incandescent bulbs will not work for this process because they will get too hot. Most plants require a dark period to grow, do not leave lights on for 24 hours.
    • Seedlings do not need much fertilizer, feed when they are 3-4 weeks old using a starter solution (half strength of a complete indoor houseplant food) according to manufacturer’s directions.
    • Before planting in the garden, seedling plants need to be “hardened off”. Accustom young plants to outdoor conditions by moving them to a sheltered place outside for a week. Be sure to protect them from wind and hot sun at first. If frost threatens at night, cover or bring containers indoors, then take them out again in the morning. This hardening off process toughens the plant’s cell structure and reduces transplant shock and scalding.

    Planting in the Garden:

    • Select a location in full sun with good rich moist organic soil.
    • Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 6-12, inches removing any debris, and lightly raking as level as possible.
    • The addition of organic matter (leaf mold, compost, well-rotted manure) benefits all gardens and is essential in recently constructed neighborhoods.
    • Plant on a cloudy day or in late afternoon to reduce transplant shock.
    • Dig a hole for each plant large enough to amply accommodate the root ball.
    • Unpot the plant and gently loosen the root ball with your hands to encourage good root growth.
    • Place the top of the root ball even with the level of the surrounding soil. Fill with soil to the top of the root ball. Press soil down firmly with your hand.
    • Use the plant tag as a location marker.
    • Thoroughly water and apply a light mulch layer on top of the soil (1-2 inches) to conserve water and reduce weeds.
    • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their germination. 
    • Mulches also help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures. For perennials, an organic mulch of aged bark or shredded leaves lends a natural look to the bed and will improve the soil as it breaks down in time.  Always keep mulches off a plant’s stems to prevent possible rot.
    • Careful watering is essential in getting perennials off to a good start. Water thoroughly at least once a week to help new roots grow down deeply. Soil should be damp at about 1 inch below the soil surface. You can check this by sticking your finger in the soil. Water early in the morning to give all leaves enough time to dry.  One inch of rain or watering per week is recommended for most perennial plants. You can check to see if you need to add water by using a rain gauge.
    • Until plants become established, some protection from extreme winds and direct, hot sunlight may be necessary.  Good air movement is also important.
    • After new growth appears, a light fertilizer may be applied. Keep granular fertilizers away from the plant crown and foliage to avoid burn injury. Use low rates of a slow release fertilizer such as Garden-tone, as higher rates may encourage root rots.
    • In colder regions, apply another layer of mulch (1-2 inches) after the ground freezes in fall. Evergreen boughs (from Christmas trees) provide additional protection. Remove this mulch in the spring.
    • Do not divide lavender, it is a small woody shrub rather than a spreading herbaceous perennial.
    • Prune out dead wood as needed.
    • Lavender may be grown in the herb garden, or perennial border, in containers, as a hedge.
    • Flowers and sprigs are perfect for dried arrangements, or used for culinary purposes and crafts.
  • Sun
    Full Sun
    Days To Maturity
    180-360 days
    Life Cycle
    Perennial
    Height
    12 inches
    Spread
    12 inches
    Additional Uses
    Container Plant
    Sow Method
    Indoor Sow
    Planting Time
    Spring, Summer
  • Lavender, Lacy Frills is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from No Germination Ordered a pk of seeds and got ZERO % germination - however did get a new weed that I have never seen before
    Date published: 2012-05-09
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Is it me? I was so excited to plant this lavender! I started the seeds in January hoping that by spring they would be hearty (if small) plants I could put in my yard. The seedlings emerged promptly and I kept the soil moist, but I had trouble getting the balance right. If I kept the lid onmy mini-greenhouse they got too wet and developed white patches on top of the soil. If I took the lid off they got too dry. My poor little seedlings looked good for 2 weeks and then shriveled and died. I can't really blame the plant, it could very well be my inexperience, but I am disappointed. Hopefullly my other seedlings will fare better.
    Date published: 2011-01-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Lavender! The Lavender Lacy Frills has been the easiest plant in my entire yard! We have heavy clay soil, so when I planted it this Spring (in full sun) I ammended it with a little compost, about half compost and half native soil. I watered it every couple of days for the first week or so and haven't had to do a thing to it since (It's now August)! We're in a middle of a Severe/Extreme drought here in TN and the Lacy Frills looks just beautiful. It looks exactly like the picture here on Burpee's. I can't rave enough. My Hidcote lavender that I purchased from Lowe's doesn't look nearly as lush and healthy. You will not go wrong with this plant!
    Date published: 2007-08-11
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