Drought tolerant, fragrant, and elegant, lavender is a popular plant for sunny gardens and patios. Low maintenance once established, lavender will bloom throughout the summer with small purple flowers above long silvery stems and foliage. Some varieties are cold hardy and can grow as perennials in Kansas (sometimes with winter sheltering), while others are not and are grown as annuals or in containers. Lavender can be grown indoors in a very sunny window (with as much direct sunlight as you can give it). With all lavender, you're aiming for hot and dry; if your lavender doesn't thrive it's most likely due to overwatering, too much shade, and high humidity.
Assorted cultivars of lavender, potted in 5" containers.