Lavender has been a long time favorite of all the herbs with its grey-green foliage and long spikes displaying the fragrant violet-blue flowers. There are many varieties all of which contain their own distinctive qualities, uses and scents.
Lavender plants will do well in either a pot or planted in the ground. The main thing to remember is that lavender likes full sun and well drained soil. Most people make the mistake of over watering. Lavender is resistant to insects and animals and makes a great specimen plant. A young plant will usually bloom the first season.
There are several varieties of lavender but the some of the ones that we have found to grow best in our Texas soil and climate are: Sweet Lavender, Provence, Fred Boutin, Goodwins Greek and Spanish Lavender.
Note: Be sure to prune your lavender plant back in the fall, generally at the end of October or mid-November. We recommend cutting it back several inches.