Perennial in USDA zones 5-9. Blooms from late spring to summer. 2'-3' tall. 3' wide. Full sun. Small 1/4"-1/2" purple flowers clustered on spikes. This is the really tall, old-fashioned, fragrant lavender! 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. Lavender syrup recipe included inside packet. 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!