All you lavender lovers
I'm considering moving a sad little azalea which isn't growing well in a northeast foundation bed that gets morning sun afternoon shade. I was thinking of replacing it with a lavender and I know you all know the best cultivars. I'm new to lavender since we just didn't succeed with them in FL.
I'm in Texas (Dallas area) on the border between zone 8A and 7 (technically in Z8a). This summer highs reached into the low 100's regularly (record high here is 115) and we get droughts. We have heavy clay (that I will ammend) that is calcerous alkaline. I'm growing a hidecote blue in the black and sweet lavendar (lavendula heterophilia) in the back garden, and the sweet lavander has nearly doubled since july (the hidecote is new).
I would love a magestic lavender that will grow large and tall with nice form and flowers that would be noticable from the street-lavendar fits that right?.
So give me your best suggestions :)