Lavandula 'Goodwin Creek Grey'
This week’s star feature offers splashes of sweet aroma and color wherever it grows. Lavandula ‘Goodwin Creek Grey’ is an evergreen shrub with striking green-grey foliage that grows 2.5-3 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide. With close observation of the leaves, you’ll notice a tooth-like texture along the edges. This unique shape places ‘Goodwin Creek Grey’ in a group of lavenders known as ‘Fernleaf’ types. During the spring through fall seasons, tightly whorled blooms decorate short stems with lovely blue-purple color. In mild-winter climates, these flowers may remain year-round. Birds, bees, and butterflies frequent these flowers. You can add the blooms to bouquets or dry them for later use in homemade soaps or as flavoring in different dishes!
As is consistent across the board with lavender care, ‘Goodwin Creek Grey’ prefers well drained soil and full sun. Cutting the shrub back by one to two thirds after bloom will help maintain the uniformly mounded shape. This is an especially heat tolerant lavender, requiring occasional watering once established. It is relatively more heat tolerant than English lavenders. The New Sunset Western Garden Book notes that ‘Goodwin Creek Grey’ can be successfully grown in Climate Zones 8, 9, and 12-24. Please don’t hesitate to call with any questions and curiosities about this plant or the many others we have in stock. We love to talk plants!