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Lavender in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Lavandula

 

Lavender

Lavender produces a thick bush of fragrant purple flowers. Drag your hand across Lavender and you get hit by its unmistakable aroma. The foliage is a distinctive silvery sage like colour that's a great additional to any flower bed. It grows equally well in pots. If you place it on a window-sill you'll get lots of great fragrance wafting into the house during the summer months. Lavender is bee friendly so we can't encourage you enough to grow this wonderful plant.

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plant Features
  • Lavender likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Lavender likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Lavender is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Lavender likes free draining

    Free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Lavender

Latin name

Lavandula

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Lamiaceae

ph

6.7 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Lavender likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Lavender is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Lavender likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Lavender likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Lavender is 1.00meters x 1.00meters 1.00 M 1.00 M

Lavandula

Lavender produces a thick bush of fragrant purple flowers. Drag your hand across Lavender and you get hit by its unmistakable aroma. The foliage is a distinctive silvery sage like colour that's a great additional to any flower bed. It grows equally well in pots. If you place it on a window-sill you'll get lots of great fragrance wafting into the house during the summer months. Lavender is bee friendly so we can't encourage you enough to grow this wonderful plant.


Flowering

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

Long lasting lilac flowers, are dense and appear on long stems. Lovely as a informal edging or small hedging plant. Bees love them.

 

Planting

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Ideally you want to plant Lavender between late spring / early summer. If not planting in the ground you can plant it in a pot but make sure it's a decent sized pot (over 30cm diameter) and it's well drained.

 

Propagation by seed Spring

From Mid Spring TO Mid Spring

Sow seed under glass in Spring.

 

Propagation by seed Spring

From Late Spring TO Late Spring

Sow seed into directly into flowering position in late Spring.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Mid Summer TO Early Autumn

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 
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