Lavender

Lavandula 'Sawyers'

Lavender - Lavandula  'Sawyers'

Common Name: Lavender
Genus: Lavandula
Cultivar: 'Sawyers'

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 interesting foliage, Has fragrant flowers/foliage

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Purple
Foliage Colour: Grey/SilverFlowering Period: June to August

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

This pretty English lavender has exceptionally bright-silver foliage and pale purple flower-heads from June to August. It makes an excellent fragrant edging plant for a small garden and provides valuable winter structure. Perfect for a sunny well-drained site the flower-stalks should be cut back after flowering to maintain a compact shape.

Other Features: The aromatic flowers and leaves can be used for making pot-pourri.

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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