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Lavender 'Favourite Summer Improved' (Butterfly Garden)

Lavandula stoechas | French Lavender

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?

Fabulous fragrance

Loved by bees butterflies and other insects

Ideal for borders containers and creating low hedges

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

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The distinctive aroma of Lavender evokes memories of sunny holidays in the South of France. Lavender 'Favourite Summer Improved' transports you there in an instant! The dark violet flower spikes are topped with fluttering mauve bracts, attracting attention from bees and butterflies. This charming French Lavender is neat and bushy, making a fabulous container plant. Try growing it as a low hedge close to a path or patio where its perfume can be fully appreciated. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

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

Hardy Shrub

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Flowering Months


10 lavender jumbo plug plants (KC1503)
20 lavender jumbo plug plants (KC1504)
5 lavender jumbo plug plants (KB8048)

Grow French 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 French 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.

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