You'll need to read the plant tag or description to pick a lavender that can endure your zone's winters.
English lavender is used in cooking and baking, lavandin is a less demanding hybrid, Spanish lavender has "bunny ear" tufts, and French lavender is less fragrant but dries well.
Lavender needs at least 6 hours of daily sun. It favours sandy or well-draining soil, not thick clays or moist regions.
Lavender is picky if not given the appropriate circumstances.
Lavender thrives in pots on a deck, patio, or balcony if you have poor soil or a tiny yard.
Late spring after the last frost, when the soil is 60°F or warmer, is perfect.
You may plant in the fall, but the Almanac suggests picking hardier species.
Lavender and English lavender are USDA zones 5 to 9. Spanish lavender grows in zones 7 to 9, although it needs intense light.
French lavender is hard to find and frequently considered as an annual, yet it can be a perennial in zones 8 to 9.