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EvergreenInversely lance-shaped, silver-grey leaves to 5cm (2in) long
PurpleShades of purple/mauve/lilac/violetDark purple
Dwarf shrubTypically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.Compact, bushy shrub with long, unbranched stalks
Hardy - average winterHardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
LAVANDULA x chaytoriae 'Silver Sands'
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowTrim back in April. Do not cut into old wood. Wildlife plant - insectsPests & DiseasesFroghoppers, honey fungus, grey mould (Botrytis)Place of originGarden origin. David Christie, Jersey LavenderResistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Flower ShapeSpikesDense spikes 8-10cm (3-4in) longTubular
Garden Location/ConditionsCoastal / windsweptSuitable for open site, slightly back from the seaSuitable for small gardens
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
(see photos above)
(see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning group 7Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that flower on previous year's growth in Spring, or current year's growth in late Summer/Autumn.
Action: Cut back flowered shoots to within 1 inch of previous year's growth.
When: Annually after flowering or in Spring if flowering on current year's growth.
RHS group 10
Scented PlantsScented flowersScented foliage
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soilModerately fertile
WildlifeBee friendlyButterfly 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