About Lavender Ellagance
Besides being an early first year bloomer, Lavender Ellagance has uniform size of about a foot high and is delightfully fragrant with bright blue/purple blooms. It can be picked and dried in bunches for a fragrant decoration. A well-drained sunny location will make Lavender Ellagance thrive and keep the deer at bay. This variety was the Winner of the European Fleuroselect Gold Medal! Numerous universities put Lavender on their list of deer resistant plants.
Planting and Growing Lavender
Make sure your Lavender “harden off” to cool nights and windy conditions before planting. This requires leaving them outside in a protected area for a few days otherwise, they may wilt after planting. Choose an area that is mostly sunny. Prepare your planting hole by turning the soil at least a shovel size deep and wide and be sure the hole is filled with plenty of organic matter for best results. Remove your plant from its pack and gently loosen the root ball. Plant deep enough to cover the top of the root ball. Press down firmly on the soil and then water it in. Consider fertilizing once or twice a season. You can mulch if you like but not too close to the plant to avoid rot.