Lavandula angustifolia 'Platinum Blonde'
- Foliage is variegated with yellow stripes
- Blue flowers are a very nice compliment to the golden foliage
- This is a colorful solution to sunny, sandy sites
Lavender angustifolia 'Platinum Blonde' is a unique variety with its cream and green variegated leaves. In summer spikes of blue flowers compliment the foliage nicely. It has a classic lavender scent and works well in beds, borders, and containers.
Uses: Borders, Containers, Cut Flower
Nature Attraction: Butterflies, Bees
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbit
Notable Features: Drought Tolerant, Evergreen, Fragrant, Variegated Foliage
Growth Habit: Mounding
Homeowner Growing Tips: Lavender requires full sun and moderately fertile, well-drained soil. Mulch only with gravel and avoid organic mulches, which can hold too much moisture and lead to rot. In early-mid spring, trim back flowered shoots just to within 1/2" to 1" of the previous year's growth, and remove any dead material. Trim tips lightly again after flowering. To harvest for drying, cut the flowers before the buds are fully open.