Lavandula ‘Goodwin Creek’ angustifolia. Perennial. Sun. Height: 16 – 22”
Excellent lavender for drought conditions, this short and thick leaved variety can be grown
indoors and in containers successfully.
In the Garden
Goodwin Creek Lavender is often hailed by many South Texas growers as the lavender of choice because can take the heat and humidity of the region. It will often come back when other lavenders can’t. Its silver foliage provides a great contrast against the green in a garden. This lavender needs a well drained soil, full sun, and be careful not to overwater because wet conditions promote disease growth. Prune your lavender a few weeks after its’ first blooms appear to promote additional growth and to maintain its’ shrub-like appearance. This lavender will bloom early in the growing season and maintain its’ flowers throughout most of the year so it will add color to your garden almost all year long.
Goodwin Creek Lavender is a close relative to French Lavender. It is used for its oil, flowers, and strong lavender scent that is very relaxing and soothing. Use the fresh cut stems and purple flowers in fresh flower bouquets and in lavender wands which are braided bouquets that are placed in the home to add the wonderful lavender scent. Dry the flowers and use them in potpourri.