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Lavender 'White Giant 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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French Lavenders are prized for their showy blooms and aromatic perfume. Lavender 'White Giant Summer Improved' is particularly appealing for its elegant, purple and white, bicolour blooms. The flower spikes are loved by pollinating insects, but spare a few for cutting – they make fabulous pot pourri! With good vigour and a bushy habit, this superb variety makes an excellent low hedge or patio plant. Height and spread: 60cm (24”).


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. There are many ways to use lavender flowers, both in sweet or savoury dishes. Make a delicious lavender sugar and add to biscuits, sorbets, jams or jellies. Add flowers to vegetable stock and create a tasty sauce for duck, chicken or lamb dishes. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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

Hardy Shrub

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Flowering Months


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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.

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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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