French Lavender

Lavandula 'Helmsdale' (PBR)

French Lavender - Lavandula  'Helmsdale' (PBR)

Common Name: French Lavender
Genus: Lavandula
Cultivar: 'Helmsdale' (PBR)

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, Suitable for growing in containers, Long flowering period

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 0.70 m (70 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.70 m (70 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Purple
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: May to July

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

Compact bushy shrub with aromatic grey-green leaves and broad spikes of fragrant burgundy purple flowers topped by purple bracts. This gorgeous French Lavender makes a neat compact edging for a sunny path or border. In frost-prone areas grow in a container and over-winter in a cool greenhouse or conservatory.

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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