French Lavender

Lavandula 'Tiara'

French Lavender - Lavandula  'Tiara'

Common Name: French Lavender
Genus: Lavandula
Cultivar: 'Tiara'

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: Suitable for growing in containers

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

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Blue, Cream, White
Foliage Colour: Grey/SilverFlowering Period: May to July

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

Unusual spikes of large blue flower heads topped with creamy-white flags throughout spring and summer and aromatic silvery-grey leaves. An exciting new introduction to the French lavender range which has a compact yet upright habit making it perfect for all gardens and in particular patio pots.

As it's borderline hardy it is best grown in a container in colder areas of the country and should be over-wintered in a cool greenhouse or conservatory.

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

Garden Care: Cut back the stalks after the flowers have faded. Avoid early spring pruning as flowers will be delayed. Keep dry during the winter.

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