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Lavender 'Exceptional'

Lavandula × intermedia 'Exceptional'

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2023 Shortlisted Entry

Exceptionally hardy variety

Brilliant silver foliage throughout the year

Large white flowerheads on long strong stems

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Developed by the prestigious Hillier Nurseries and launched at Chelsea Plant of the Year 2023, this new variety boasts exceptional hardiness, foliage colour and cutting potential. A prolific flowerer, Lavandula ‘Exceptional’ holds large white flowers on strong, erect stems above shimmering silver foliage. The silver foliage retains its beautiful colour throughout the year, providing a continuously bright feature in the dull winter landscape. With long, strong stems, it’s ideal for cutting, so you can enjoy its heady fragrance indoors as well as out. Easy to grow and drought tolerant, Lavandula ‘Exceptional’ is wonderful for edging borders, or growing as a low hedge. Alternatively, plant it in a sunny patio container – it won’t require much watering and you’ll be able to immerse in its relaxing aroma close to seating. Height and spread: 80cm (31in).

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 80cm (31in)
Spread Up to 80cm (31in)

Hardy Perennial

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1 x 9cm Potted Plant (KF5605)
1 x 3 Litre Potted Plant (KF5292)
2 x 3 Litre Potted Plants (KF5293)
3 x 3 Litre Potted Plants (KF5294)
2 x 9cm potted plants (KF5606)
3 x 9cm potted plants (KF5607)

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.

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

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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. While the majority of our nursery plants cope well with slight delays in intransit, sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this for some of our smaller plug products and tender bedding and vegetable lines, which do not respond well to the extra journey time. So regretfully while we offer the majority of our live plant offering nationwide, we are unable to ship plugs, begging plants and tender vegetable 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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