Growing Conditions of Lavender in Texas
How cold hardy is lavender?
Let's find out. Cold hardy lavender does actually exist. The English varieties can withstand temperatures of -20 degrees Fahrenheit (-29 C.) while the French can only withstand temperatures of 10 degrees Fahrenheit (-12 C.) or higher.
What lavender grows best in North Texas?
Gardeners in the Dallas area have had the most success with 'Munstead' and 'Hidcote' varieties. French lavender (Lavandula x intermedia) grows slightly larger than English lavender and has a generally more compact flower head. It is not as winter-hardy but is more tolerant of our humidity.
Can you grow lavender in pots?
Any lavender variety will grow in a container and can be clipped in decorative balls and cones, but some are better suited than others. They produce flowers fast and maintain a manageable size in pots.