Lavender is a lovely perennial herb, that is celebrated for its floral scent and purple blooms. A Mediterranean native, Lavender can be a little tricky to grow in Wyoming due to harsher winters and shorter growing season, but with the right variety and conditions, it can flourish. The trick to growing lavender is heat and well draining soil. Lavender likes to be planted in full sun, and it thrives in soil that is low in nutrients and sandy. Rich, dense, or soggy soil will quickly kill lavender plants. At Sprouts, we carry three varieties of Lavender plants that are cold hardy, and can overwinter outside in Wyoming. These include, Hidcote, Phenomenal, and Munstead. Mulching in the winter can help protect the roots, but make sure to remove has soon as spring comes, because mulch retains moisture in the soil. Do not forget the more tender Spanish lavenders with their pinkish blooms and strong aroma, as they can make lovely inside plants during the winter. It is also important to mention that lavender is deer resistant and drought tolerant.