Perennial in USDA zones 5-9. Blooms from late spring to summer. 12" tall. Full sun. Small 1/4"-1/2" very dark purple flowers clustered on spikes. This improved dwarf variety stays uniform and compact. Slow-growing. Makes a wonderful short hedge, potted plant, or rock garden specimen. Everyone should have this aromatic plant next to their front door or walkway! The intoxicating fragrance of lavender has been used for centuries to lift spirits and provide a fresh scent for the house. Valuable as an ornamental flower and as an herb, it is useful in the kitchen, for crafts, potpourris, and as a moth repellent. Drought tolerant. Prefers well-drained soil. Do not fertilize. Excellent in rock gardens, used as a short hedge, or in large pots. Seeds take a long time to germinate, as long as 50-60 days. Also requires a chilling period before sowing. Let nature do the work for you, by sowing in the fall and letting winter weather do the rest!