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Lavender, Platinum Blonde

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Stunning and fragrant soft-blue flowers.

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The latest in lavender, a masterpiece in mauve. Stunning new beauty with remarkably fragrant soft-blue 22”-24” flowers. Engaging gray-green leaves are edged with wide, creamy yellow margins. ‘Platinum Blonde’ casts a glowy, showy spell—even at a distance. Perfect for containers, as edging, and in rock gardens.
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Zone This refers to the USDA hardiness zone assigned to each part of the country, based on the minimum winter temperature that a region typically experiences. Hardiness zone ranges are provided for all perennial plants and you should always choose plants that fall within your range.

6-9

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

22-24 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

18-20 inches

Bloom Season The time of the year when this product normally blooms.

Fall, Summer

Resistant To Adverse garden conditions, such as heat or frost, deer or rabbits, that this product can tolerate well.

Deer, Drought, Rabbit

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Mar 26, 2018

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  • Lavenders

    Lavenders
    Start Indoors Start Indoors Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
    Transplant Transplant When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for spring
    Start Outdoors Start Outdoors Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
    Start Indoors Fall Start Indoors Fall Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    Transplant Fall Transplant Fall Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
    Start Outdoors Fall Start Outdoors Fall Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
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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, 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.
Zone
6-9
Sun
Full Sun
Height
22-24 inches
Spread
18-20 inches
Bloom Season
Fall, Summer
Resistant To
Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Ornamental Use
Beds, Borders, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Genus
Lavandula
Life Cycle
Perennial
Lavender, Platinum Blonde is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Took a few years, but this plant is gorgeous now. I bought this a couple of years ago, and was a little bit of a dud the first year. I did not pull this out of the ground, due to procrastinating. This spring the plants exploded with growth and looking really good. The variegated foliage adds texture and it is bright too. The picture is not showing well, but the plants glow when you see them from distance. The new growth is what is attractive. I'm giving four stars due to lack of big lavender blooms.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from adorable plant, not much fragrance ours are doing quite well, beautiful contained plant but fragrance isn't its strong point
Date published: 2016-05-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little plant This is a great little plant. When I first got it, the leaves were pretty much dried out and I did not think that it would make it but I had hope. I put her in a pot and watered sporadically and now there is nice new growth - not the fastest growing plant. I would strongly recommend Burpee and I will be buying more lavender plants from Burpee again.
Date published: 2015-07-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from lavender platinum blonde plant I have had this plant for almost 2 months and have it planted in a larger pot than it arrived in. The lower limbs are slowly dying and I expect by the end of next week I will not have a plant. There were NO instructions where or how to transplant. I have the pot in a sunny location and in Miracle Grow potting mix. Any suggestions???
Date published: 2015-05-23
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