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Lavandula 'Goodwin Creek Grey' - Goodwin Creek Lavender
  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) (Mints)
Origin: Mediterranean (Europe)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Violet
Bloomtime: Year-round
Parentage: (Lavandula dentata x L. lanata)
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Lavandula 'Goodwin Creek Grey' (Lavender) - A handsome long-lived and vigorous plant that forms a compact shrub to 2 to 3 feet tall by just a bit wider. It has silvery-grey, toothed-edged leaves, similar to dentata, but larger and of a whiter gray color. The blooms are soft blue lavender in tight whorled spikes on short stems, appearing nearly year-round in mild climates - it is noted as one of the best for winter flowers and can even be grown in a well-lighted sun room in colder climates. Plant in full to part sun, requiring around 5 hours of sunlight to bloom well, in a moderately well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally. It is hardy to 15 - 20F. This lavender is noted as being heat tolerant and reportedly handles the high humidity found in the southeastern US. This great plant was a chance seedling found in 1999 beneath a Lavandula dentata by Jim and Dotti Becker's of Goodwin Greek Gardens in Williams, Oregon. It is speculated to be a cross between L. dentata and the wooly white foliaged species Lavandula lanata - this hybrid cross has been given the name Lavandula x ginginsii named in honor of Baron Frederic Charles Jean Gingins de la Sarraz (1790-1863), who wrote an early monographic on Lavandula. Some nurseries list the name using the American spelling "Gray" but Goodwin Creek Nursery originally listed the plant using the more typically British spelling of "Grey". In the book "The Genus Lavendula" by Tim Upson and Susyn Andrews this plant is listed as Lavandula x ginginsii 'Goodwin Creek Grey'.  This description is based on our research and the observations we have made of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Lavandula 'Goodwin Creek Grey'.
 
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