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Lavandula × intermedia Sensational! 'Tesseract' PP31786

lavender

Very large, intense purple flowers with strong stems
Well-branched plant
Re-blooming; long-flowering period
High tolerance to leaf spotting and root disease
Nice floral fragrance
Broad silver foliage

From Peace Tree Farm comes the next generation of Lavender - Lavender 'Sensational!' What makes it different from 'Phenomenal'? With large, thick flowers and sturdy stems, this lavender has a dense silver habit and great branching. The flowers are packed with that trademark lavender scent with low camphor notes. Peace Tree has improved its heat and humidity tolerance, as well as its cold tolerance, making this plant a great addition to a wider range of gardens!

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Height

24-30 in

Spread

30-36 in

Spacing

12-24 Inches

Bloom Color

Violet

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

lavender Interesting Notes

A true sensation: Lavandula Sensational! This lavender has broad, thick, bright silver leaves. The flowers are sensationally large (4") and intense purple on densely flowered spikes. Sensational! flowers abundantly from Summer to Autumn. It has a very long blooming season because it re-blooms. Sensational! has a compact, upright habit and forms a well-branched plant of about 24” high and wide. It has high tolerance to leaf spotting and root disease. On top of this all, it has a very nice floral fragrance. - Concept Plants

Lavandula × intermedia Sensational! 'Tesseract' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Plant Sensational! in full sun in any, well-drained soil. Lavandula Sensational! is a great addition to the perennial border, the rock garden or in a pot on terrace or balcony. It is also great for landscaping and mass planting. Because of the strong flower stems it can also be used for fresh or dry cut flowers.


Lavender prefer mild Mediterranean or Pacific temperatures to thrive: cool to warm days and cool evenings with low humidity in sunny locations make the plant excel. Most lavender are not long lived in warm to hot, humid summers and cold-winter environments. Wet, poorly-draining soil and high humidity conditions with poor air movement are the demise of lavender plants and often will lead to decline.


Lavender does not like to be mulched - it keeps the moisture levels too high and leads to rot. Overwintering success of lavender is determined by the size of the root system before the plant goes dormant. -Ball RedBook

Good Substitutions

blue mist shrub, bluebeard Caryopteris × clandonensis 'Dark Knight'
bluebeard, blue mist shrub Caryopteris 'Longwood Blue'
blue mist shrub, bluebeard Caryopteris × clandonensis
lavender Lavandula × intermedia Phenomenal™ 'Niko'

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Summer
Summer
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Pollinator-friendly
Pollinator-friendly
Hummingbird-friendly
Hummingbird-friendly
Fragrant
Fragrant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Evergreen
Evergreen
Cut Flower
Cut Flower

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Dry
Average
Plug Type
Horticultural Plug
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring / Early Summer
Green Infrastructure
Green Roof
Attributes
Ornamental Foliage
Propagation Type
Vegetative