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Fernleaf Lavender Plant

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
  • Mature Spread 2 Feet
  • Growing Zones 7 - 9

Fernleaf Lavender, Lavandula pinnata, is a highly ornamental and useful flowering plant. Its deeply cut, fern-like, silvery-green foliage and deep lilac-blue flowers are sure to please. Fernleaf Lavender is a tender perennial in zones 7-9 and an annual in colder regions. Fernleaf Lavender blooms from late spring through late summer and has scented foliage with fragrant flowers. This plant is heat tolerant, a delightful heavy bloomer, and virtually maintenance free. 

Fernleaf Lavender Plant Care  

Lavender naturally thrives in a dry arid climate, so be sure to monitor excessive moisture, which can ultimately lead to fungal or root rot issues. Fernleaf Lavender prefers a slightly alkaline soil pH of 6.7 to 7.3. Do not overwater and allow the soil to dry out in between waterings. You can clip faded blooms to extend blooming. 

Growing Fernleaf Lavender Plant 

Grow this lavender in moderately fertile, well-drained soil. It requires a full sun location, receiving at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily. Fernleaf Lavender has a small shrub-like habit. Its mature height is 24-36 inches with a width of 24 inches, so space plants approximately 24 inches apart on center to allow for adequate airflow and growth. 

Fernleaf Lavender grows well in containers and fills up the space as an attractive fragrant filler. Due to its bushy nature and overall mature size, select a container at least 20 inches wide with plenty of drainage holes. Place the planter in a full-sun location that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. Monitor the moisture of the soil when planted in containers. An unglazed terra cotta pot is ideal as it wicks excessive moisture out efficiently to prevent Fernleaf Lavender from sitting in soggy soil.  

Watering Fernleaf Lavender Plant 

Water Fernleaf Lavender only when the top 2 inches of the soil are dry–it prefers soil on the drier side. Direct the water to the plant roots and soil, and avoid watering overhead. 

Feeding Fernleaf Lavender Plant 

Fertilizing Fernleaf Lavender is not necessary, especially if planted in well-draining soil rich in organic matter. If you want to encourage more blooms, you can use a water-soluble, bloom-boosting fertilizer at a weak strength once a month throughout the growing season. 

Fernleaf Lavender Plant Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 7 - 9
Plant Type: Edible Plants
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet
Mature Spread: 2 Feet
Spacing: 2 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Purple
Flower Description: Lilac-Blue
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Low
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Edging, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Fragrant
Brand: Sarahs Superb Herbs
Common Name: Fernleaf Lavender Plant
Other Name(s): Fernleaf Lavender
Scientific Name: Lavandula pinnata - Fernleaf Lavender

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

2 Reviews - Fernleaf Lavender Plant Show Reviews

  • 4

    Posted by Jessica R, Veldman on May 15, 2023

    The plant they shipped me came well packaged and in great shape. When I went to plant it I realized it was actually three plugs put together to form one plant. I split them up and put one in each large pot. I was very pleased to have received the unexpected extra plants.

  • 5

    Posted by Customer on May 08, 2023

    I bought three lavender plants which arrived safely packaged and very healthy. They are thriving. I'm very pleased with my order.