Lavender (Lavandula) is easy to grow and produces beautifully scented flowers on a backdrop of green and silver foliage, and is a perfect addition to any garden. We stock a variety of lavender plants throughout the year, including; Lavandula x intermedia Grosso, Lavandula Angustifolia Hidcote, Lavandula Angustifolia Imperial Gem, Lavandula Angustifolia Munstead, Lavandula Angustifolia Rosea, Lavandula Angustifolia Provence Blue, and Lavandula Angustifolia Edelweiss.
Lavender is best planted during spring between April and May, as it is at this time that the soil is beginning to warm up. It ideally likes chalky soils but can thrive in poor or fairly fertile soils in full sunshine, and is a great inclusion to gravel and coastal gardens thanks to its hardy nature.
Once established in the ground it can be forgiving of drought conditions and can grow quickly. It is recommended to keep the lavender pruned each year, should you wish to retain a shape to it and keep it compact. You can also grow lavender in pots, just ensure you keep the plant well watered in summer. It’s best to keep it in a greenhouse during the winter, so it can be protected from this harsh time of year. Lavender can be used for many purposes, including for oil and cut flower production.
Take a look at our range of Lavender plants below. Should you have any questions or require any advice before making a purchase then please do not hesitate to get in touch with one of our specialist team members on 01580 765600, or take a look at our contact page.
Lavender Grosso is the most widely used lavender for oil and cut flower production. The mid blue flowers over grey green foliage appear late in the season in August.
Hidcote is one of the most popular lavenders being a more compact variety. It makes an excellent low hedge producing purple-violet flowers from June onwards.
Lavender Imperial Gem is a bushy variety of English Lavender with tightly packed rich purple flowers above silvery foliage. It can be used as a substitute for Lavender Hidcote.
Lavender Munstead is another popular variety of the small evergreen shrub similar to Hidcote but with masses of mid blue flowers from June onwards.
Lavender angustifolia Rosea is a small evergreen shrub similar to Lavender Hidcote but slightly taller ,growing to 75cm, and with a show of pale pink flower spikes.
Lavender Provence Blue is planted extensively in southern France but will tolerate the damp British climate. Deep blue flowers complement the grey green foliage.
Lavender White Edelweiss is a strong bushy but compact variety of lavender. The grey green foliage sits well against the white flowers which start as pink buds.
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