Lavandula x intermedia 'Phenomenal'
PHENOMENAL is right! This latest lavender introduction is a winner all around. Tough enough to handle harsh winters as well as wilting humidity. This is one great lavender with great genetics ~ a successful cross between angustifolia types and English lavenders. Both cold hardy and tolerant of humidity. But, as we all know, nothing is perfect so please remember that this lavender, like ALL lavenders, need well draining soil. Lavender 'Phenomenal' has so much going for it, beyond its adaptable nature. It has gorgeous silvery foliage, lovely deep purple flowers on 5" spikes and it smells GREAT! This highly fragrant lavender is known for its high concentration of essential oils. This is a lovely plant in the garden ~ a medium grower with a compact habit. According to Southern Living, this lavender has been tested all over the South, and has been met with rave reviews.
Wonderful for herb sachets and pillows, potpourri and fresh or dried arrangements, 'Phenomenal' is a wonderful herb for cooking as well. You can add Lavender to your favorite summer drinks and salads or to lend a wonderfully light flavor to fish, meat or soups.A great choice for pots and container, it has a compact habit and combines well with an accent plant. Deadheading will keep this fragrant herb blooming continuously from spring through summer.