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About SweetScents Lavender

Meet Cynthia Dekroon

Cindy Dekroon of SweetScents Lavender

Thank you for stopping by!
My name is Cynthia Dekroon, and I am the proud owner and operator of SweetScents Lavender. I was first drawn to the versatility of Lavender in my own flower gardens, and this curiosity fuelled my personal research into this lovely plant. I soon realized how difficult it was to source locally grown Ontario Lavender, and this first sparked interest in creating my own lavender farm. My husband John and I have been livestock and cash crop farming for over 35 years. After raising our family of seven, I felt I finally had the time to expand my love of gardening and so… Sweet Scents Lavender was created! I am pleased to offer you naturally grown, chemical-free, pesticide-free Ontario Lavender, from my garden to yours.
Please, take a look around! I am thrilled to be sharing my dream with you.
Yours in bloom,
Cynthia Dekroon, SweetScents Lavendar
Plant Care
Growing lavender is uncomplicated and, with some basic care, will yield beautiful and fragrant results.

Sun Exposure

Lavender grows best in full sun. Ideally, plants should receive a minimum of six (6) hours of direct sunlight per day. Stems may get leggy with few blooms if it doesn't get adequate sunlight.

Proper Drainage

Lavender requires good drainage. Soil should tend toward sandy but it will also grow in a clay-based soil. A minimum pH level of 6.0 is required, but a more alkaline 7.0 to 8.0 delivers optimal results.

Prune & Weed

Lavender requires pruning to keep a nice rounded shape and help keep plant stems from breaking under heavy snow. Also, ensure adequate weed removal to minimize competition for sunlight and nutrients.

 

Canada's Plant Hardiness Zones

Plant Hardiness Zones

Plant hardiness zone map - recently updated by Canada's Ministry of Natural Resources - click map for more information about plant hardiness zones.

Cultivars

*Note: Lavender is deer and rabbit resistant and drought tolerant. Lavender also attracts bees and butterflies.

My cultivars include:

Lavandula Augustifolia Also known as English Lavender, they contain the most colourful and winter-hardy varieties.

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Flower Colour: medium purple
Foliage Colour: green
Stem Height: 25cm – 30cm
Blooms mid-June to mid-July


Flower Colour: medium purple
Foliage Colour: green
Stem Height: 25cm – 30cm
Blooms mid-June to mid-September


Flower Colour: deep violet
Foliage Colour: grey-green
Stem Height: 25cm – 30cm
Blooms mid-June to mid-July


Flower Colour: light violet
Foliage Colour: green
Stem Height: 15cm – 20cm
Blooms late-June to late-July


Flower Colour: medium purple
Foliage Colour: grey-green
Stem Height: 15cm – 20cm
Blooms mid-June to mid-July


Flower Colour: purple-blue
Foliage Colour: green
Stem Height: 25cm – 30cm
Blooms late-June to late-July


Flower Colour: pink
Foliage Colour: grey-green
Stem Height: 25cm – 30cm
Blooms late-June to late-July


Flower Colour: light pink
Foliage Colour: green
Stem Height: 20cm – 25cm
Blooms mid-June to mid-July

Lavandula x intermedia (lavandins)  Grows larger, blooms later, and has more flower stems than the other types of lavenders.

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Flower Colour: light purple
Foliage Colour: grey-green
Stem Height: 50cm – 60cm
Blooms late-June to late-July


Flower Colour: light purple - almost pink
Foliage Colour: green
Stem Height: 60cm – 75cm
Blooms early July to early August

Lavandula Stoechas  Produces flowers all summer. May want to treat it as an annual as these varieties don’t like our harsh Canadian winters.

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Flower Colour: plum purple
Foliage Colour: grey-green
Stem Height: 20cm – 25cm
Blooms all summer

Contact

I welcome you to contact me if you have questions or would like to prearrange plant pick-up time.