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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 12:35 AM
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I am shopping for lavender plants and I am overwhelmed
I want maybe two varieties: one big and white, and the other small and dark purple. Silver foliage a plus.

Sadly, there are over 200 cultivars and they're all so similar I am overwhelmed. :(
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NRaleighLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 01:52 PM
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1. Ah, but the good news - if they are that similar, use lowest price as a guide!
We can't grow lavender well in North Carolina (heavy clay soil)....so I can't help much with varieties.

this resource looks good - http://www.mountainvalleygrowers.com/herbshtol.htm

may be worth emailing the vendor and spelling out exactly what you are looking for - plant people are generally really happy to help.

good luck!
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 04:31 PM
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2. I have that exact window open already
:D

They're in California and I think they ship year-round.

The thought of ordering their blind assortment sounds like a lot of fun. :D
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Denninmi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 04:36 PM
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3. Hey, they have Leonotis.
That is a beautiful plant. And one I've not been able to overwinter. Worth buying new just for the September display -- like giant orange bee balm.

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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 09:40 PM
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5. For anyone who lives in a milder climate than yours
they also have Mexican Marigold, which kicks ass.

It's blooming right now. :D
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 06:07 PM
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4. I live by a giant lavender growing place, attend Lav Fest mid summer. Folgater for
medium size and very dark flowers. Try these guys, they have a lot of varieties, a lot of knowledge over a lot of time. And are nice people. If you email, they'll get back to you pretty quickly.

http://www.cedarbrooklavender.com / For plants http://www.cedarbrooklavender.com/shopping.cfm?Cat=7&CF...


They should be able to advise you on foliage.

I've several kinds myself, found a really cool spanish lav that starts out green, then the flower part is white with a purple base (madrid blue). A couple grosso, munstead, varied ones.

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