3 Unexpected plants to use as evergreen hedges
Lavender, shown as a border on the left in the picture above, (Lavandula angustifolia) is valued for its fragrant buds. I grow the 'Hidcote Blue' variety of lavender, which reaches about 18 inches tall and produces buds that I use to create small sachets. Depending on the variety, lavender can grow up to 3 feet tall. Plant lavender in full sun. Lavender is cold hardy in USDA planting zones 5B through 8. Lavender is a good substitute for boxwood in landscape design. Imagine lining the walkway to your house with an 18-inch tall variety of this perennial. Guests will enjoy the lovely scent. Encourage guests to break off some stems of the lavender to take home.