Growing Lavender Cotton Plants In Your Garden
A lavender cotton plant can turn out to be one of the most striking features of your garden. Lavender cotton is a perennial that grows in the garden in height between 12 inches and 18 inches (30 cm to 45 cm). While technically an herb, it is most often used for ornamental purposes, especially in drought-stricken areas. Once established, this plant can grow well in any dry and sunny location, especially along walls. While not necessary, this plant can be shaped to keep it looking neat. Gardeners typically use this plant as edging, as ground cover or as part of a rock garden. When used as an edging plant, it should be planted approximately 18 inches (45 cm) apart. While lavender cotton usually does well without watering if there is a minimal amount of rain, the plant should be watered every two weeks during periods without rain. This ornamental herb is meant for dry locations, so the soil in which it is planted needs to have good draining to counteract lavender cotton’s susceptibility to root rot.
Lavender cotton, used in English gardens since the 16th century, makes an interesting addition to almost any garden. It is easy to grow and easy to maintain. The aromatic silver leaves are a good accompaniment to rose gardens and, when planted near entrances and windows, can make a home smell wonderful.