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Commonly known as Common lavender
Timeless favourites which bring to mind the perfect cottage garden, butterfles and bees, and summery clumps of purple lavender.
"English lavender" is generally used to describe L. angustifolia, the hardiest species. The name is shared with the hybrid L. angustifolia x L. latifolia (spike lavender).
L. stoechas (French lavender), pedunculata cultivars and other hybrids are less hardy and can suffer in hard winters.
Genus of about 23 species of aromatic, evergreen shrubs and subshrubs from dry, sunny, exposed rocky habitats from the Canary Islands, the Mediterranean (English lavender) and northeastern Africa to southwestern Asia and India.
Leaves and flower heads, when harvested before fully open, are dried and used in pot-pourri.
Many species have a very high nectar content making them particularly attractive to bees.
All are suitable for containers where the environment can be controlled to suit less hardy varieties.
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Evergreen - narrow, grey-green leaves.
Height - 80cm (32in)
Spread - 80cm (32in)
Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - bushy, compact shrub.
Additional Features - Good to know - - very fragrant flowers. Good for drying. Wildlife plant - bees, butterflies.
Pests & Diseases - frog hoppers, grey mould, honey fungus.
Place of origin - garden origin. Bred at Norfolk Lavender, Norfolk, UK, 1944.
Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
Soil Conditions - Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil -
Wildlife - Bee friendly -
- Lavender Care
- Harvesting for drying - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Pruning French Lavender - Video Tip ondemand_video
- General dead-heading of Lavender - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Propagation by cuttings - Video Tip ondemand_video