Aside from its color and fragrance, lavender is known for attracting pollinators and other beneficial garden bugs, as well as its resistance to drought and pests. This guide profiles nearly 100 varieties, each with a color photo, botanical and common names, origin, color, blooming period, height, spacing and hardiness zone. Detailed listings help you select a variety for its scent, color or other characteristics, including suitability for locations such as borders or container gardens.
The book includes wide-ranging advice on everything from soil preparation to propagation, and even covers culinary, medicinal and home uses for the plant.
Hardcover, 7 3/4" × 9 1/4", 192 pages, 2012.