Lavender

Lavandula angustifolia 'Rosea'

Lavender - Lavandula angustifolia  'Rosea'

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

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: 0.75 m (75 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.75 m (75 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: July to September

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

Dense spikes of fragrant rose-pink flowers appear in summer above slender steely grey-green foliage. It makes a gorgeous flowering informal hedge, especially along a path where its fragrance can be appreciated. It also works well in a gravel garden or clipped into a formal sphere for a contemporary look. The cloud-like effect of its soft pink flowers means it looks particularly good with roses or as part of a cottage garden scheme. The flower-spikes are highly attractive to bees and other beneficial insects.

Garden Care: Cut back the stalks after the flowers have faded. Carefully trim back in April, taking care not to cut into old wood.


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