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Hardy English Lavender

Lavandula angustifolia | English Lavender

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?

Low maintenance and drought tolerant

Attracts bees, butterflies and other pollinators

Aromatic evergreen foliage provides year-round interest

Some parts of this variety are edible - Don't forget to check out our Edible Flowers Guide

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English lavender is the quintessential cottage garden plant, with a multitude of uses in the garden. Whether you are edging paths or brightening up sunny borders, you'll find that this hardy shrub is always top of the plant list. Lavender is loved for its dreamy fragrance and upright spikes of purple flowers, which make it a superb choice for sensory gardens. The grey-green aromatic foliage forms a spreading mound that perfumes the air on hot, sunny days - perfect for planting in containers close to the patio! The flowers are ideal for cutting and drying, but will also attract masses of pollinating insects if left intact. Height and spread: Up to 60cm (24").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Height Up to 45cm (18in)
Spread Up to 60cm (24in)

Hardy Shrub

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1 x 9cm Potted Plant (KC7681)
3 x 9cm Potted Plants (KC7750)
20 Jumbo Plug Plants (KB8041)
5 Jumbo Plug Plants (KB8039)
10 Jumbo Plug Plants (KB8040)

Pot up plugs into 7cm pots and grow them on until large enough to plant outside in their final positions. Plant outside in a sunny site on free draining soil. Lavender particularly dislikes wet ground during winter months so incorporate plenty of coarse grit or sharp sand when planting on heavy clay soils. When growing lavender in patio containers, use a well drained soil based compost such as John Innes No. 3. Water well and position in full sun.
Feed and water until plant is established. Once established, lavender plants are reasonably drought tolerant and will seldom require attention. Prune Lavender stems back to two buds immediately after flowering to promote bushy growth and a multitude of flowers the following year. New growth can be lightly shaped in March if necessary.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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