Lavender Goldberg

marlingardenerApril 16, 2009

Never met an herb I didn't like! I have a variegated lavender, "Goldberg" and can't find any information on it. Has anyone planted this variety? I am wondering if the soil/light/water requirements are the same as for ordinary lavender. Please share your experience and information. Thank you!

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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

I've never tried "goldberg." I like "munstead" and it seems to like me so I've stuck with that. Let us know what you think about "goldberg" this season.

For my $.02...I have noticed when I've tried variegated plant varieties of this or that they never seemed as robust as their plainer, greener cousins. Maybe its just me. But I tend to avoid variegated varieties as a whole.

FataMorgana

    Bookmark   April 24, 2009 at 6:29PM
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marlingardener

FataMorgana,
I agree, the variegated plants do seem to be less robust, but this is such a lovely little plant that I really needed to take it home! I'll let you know how it does in our Texas heat/humidity. Hope springs eternal (at least in a gardener's heart!).

    Bookmark   April 24, 2009 at 8:34PM
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goofynonnie(7)

Does anyone have any recipes to use Lavender in? All of my herbs are growing beautifully..just don't know what to do with them all! LOL! Blessings..TJWW

    Bookmark   May 8, 2009 at 12:53AM
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maifleur01

add 1/4 to 1/2 cup flowers to sugar cookies or do what I do which is smell the leaves then visualize what foods it seems to combine with. I seldom use the flowers but use the leaves in anything from chicken soup to butter spreads to go on toast with jam.

You don't need a recipe to cook just do what your great grandmothers would do and experiment.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2009 at 9:42PM
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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

Recipes....

Herbs Forum - Lavender recipes

FataMorgana

    Bookmark   May 9, 2009 at 8:46PM
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