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Lavender Angustifolia Essence Purple

English Lavender

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Early-flowering variety

Long-blooming drought-resistant and easy to grow

Aromatic evergreen foliage provides year-round structure and interest

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Long-blooming, drought-resistant and easy to grow, lavender is a staple of every sunny garden. Lavender angustifolia ‘Essence Purple’ is a particularly early-flowering variety, forming dense, rounded clumps of greyish green aromatic foliage that retain their shape well and provide year-round structure and interest. Straight stems of bright blueish-purple flowers form a beautiful haze above the foliage throughout summer, attracting bees and butterflies. The long-lasting blooms are also perfect for cutting or drying. Height: 45cm (16-20in). Spread: 45-60cm (18-24in).

Height Up to 45cm (16in)
Spread Up to 45cm (18in)

Hardy Perennial

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1 x 3 Litre Potted Plant (KA5701)
1 x 1 Litre Potted Plant (KA5700)

Grow English lavender plants on free draining soil in full sun. Lavenders dislike wet ground, particularly during winter. Improve heavy soil conditions by adding coarse grit or sharp sand prior to planting. When growing English lavender in large patio containers, use a well drained soil based compost such as John Innes No. 3. After planting, prune lavender plants to encourage bushy growth.
Water regularly throughout summer until lavender plants are fully established. Once established, they are reasonably drought tolerant. Immediately after flowering, prune English lavender back to within 2cm (1") of the previous year's growth to maintain a compact, well shaped plant. Culinary idea: Make delicious lavender sugar or lavender and mint jelly from the freshly picked flowers.

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.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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