I almost called this plant purple, then I remembered that lavender is actually a color. Check it out, it really is.
A few weeks ago, we acquired two Lavender plants after a long and arduous search. For some reason, every place we visited seemed to have a bunch of plants that looked just like Lavender, but that never had any Lavender specifically. It was getting to the point of depression when we unexpectedly found some plants at an Agway we were shopping for some other items at. We bought what they had and planted them in the side garden.
Since planting them, the plants have bloomed into some pretty nice specimens. The specific name of what we planted is “Herb Lavandula” or “Munstead Lavender.”
“One of the Lavandula angustifolias or English lavenders, Munstead Lavender is a fragrant robust lavender that, due to its short size (about 18 inches) and tightly held blooms (about 8 inches), makes a great hedge. It can also be used for knot gardens. It flowers profusely in the spring, after which a good pruning will provide an attractive gray bush with highly aromatic leaves.” Source.
From looking through some photos of Munstead Lavender on Google Images, I am discovering that what we have should really take off next Spring. Looking at the sizes of the flowers in the photos, I am actually a bit nervous. I guess it’s nothing that can’t be trimmed if things get out of control. For now, I’ll simply enjoy our little plants.