Native to the Mediterranean, Lavenders like full sun and well-drained soil, which is why they do so well here in the Okanagan. Lavender is another of our all-time favorites. It looks very nice when planted in combination with yellow flowered plants, such as Stella d'Oro Daylily and Moonshine Yarrow. It also looks great with red-leaved shrubs, such as the Barberries in our photo. It makes a super hedge-type plant but requires space to fill out. If you are a fan of these beautiful plants and would like to see more varieties, make a day trip to the Okanangan Lavender Herb Farm in South East Kelowna and please visit their website for information on opening hours etc.