Lavender

Lavandula angustifolia 'Elizabeth'

Lavender - Lavandula angustifolia 'Elizabeth'

Common Name: Lavender
Genus: Lavandula
Species: angustifolia
Cultivar: 'Elizabeth'

The word Lavandula is derived from the Latin for ‘wash’; a reference to how the Greeks and Romans would use these plants as a herbal additive in their bathing water.

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Good for wildlife, Makes a good hedge

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.45 m (45 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Purple
Foliage Colour: Grey/SilverFlowering Period: July to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

A new variety with dense spikes of shocking violet flowers in late summer that shine out among aromatic silvery-grey leaves. It's fairly compact so makes a gorgeous informal flowering hedge especially for edging a path or border and brushing against it releases its heady fragrance. The flower-spikes are highly attractive to bees and other beneficial insects.

Garden Care: Cut back the stalks after the flowers have faded to retain a compact.


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