Lavender is one of the most highly prized aromatic plants in the world, and for good reason. (It’s a personal favorite of mine). But while “lavender” is usually considered to be a universal scent, there are actually many different varieties, each with its own unique qualities. One of these is the lavender ‘Goodwin Creek Grey’ cultivar. Keep reading to learn more about growing Goodwin Creek Grey lavender and Goodwin Creek Grey care.
Goodwin Creek Grey Lavender Info
Goodwin Creek Grey lavender plants (Lavandula ‘Goodwin Creek Grey’) are known for their attractive silver to gray foliage and for their relatively short spikes of deep purple to blue flowers. The plants tend to reach 2 feet (60 cm.) without flowers, and 3 feet (90 cm.) with flowers.
While it is difficult to grow lavender indoors, largely because it can so easily fall victim to humidity and fungus, this variety tends to fare better inside than most. When growing Goodwin Creek Grey lavender indoors, make sure to plant it in well-draining soil and to give it lots of light. At the very least, it should be placed in a bright window that receives 6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day. Alternatively, it can be grown under artificial lights.
Goodwin Creek Grey Care
Growing Goodwin Creek Grey lavender is very similar to growing other lavender varieties, with a few exceptions. As mentioned above, it is a bit more amenable to being grown in pots indoors. It is also a little more heat resistant than other lavenders.
It is very drought tolerant and does not need to be watered regularly. It should be planted in well-draining, sandy soil in a spot that receives full sun.
After flower stems have faded, cut them off at the base. The whole plant can be cut back after all flowers have faded to maintain a compact, dense shape.