Amazingly, lavender plants, especially the Lavandula angustifolia and L. x intermedia tolerate cold temperatures, winds, rain, and snow quite well. That is, if they have good drainage. The Spanish lavenders or L. stoechas do not do quite as well if the cold and snow last for lengths of time, but will do alright during short periods of cold weather. A late frost can cause new spikes of growth to blacken, but this can be remedied simply by light pruning. New spikes will then form.