English Lavender is a compact shrub with spikes of lavender b]ue flowers and with strongly aromatic foliage and flowers that are good for picking, drying and stripping. It is the traditional lavender that is the source of premium oil for perfumes etc. It is the only edible lavender.
Lavender blue flowers in late spring and early summer.
POSITION & USES
An open, sunny position and well drained soil preferred. English Lavender can be used in many ways: as a hedge, in a group among shrubs and perennials such as Penstemon, Salvia, Geraniums and Daisies, or as border plants along paths and driveways.
Prune 30% after flowering to keep shape and maintain plant vigour.
Regular applications of Seasol and Power Feed in spring and autumn will keep it looking its best.
- Red can = Little water in hot, dry weather.
- Green can = Deep watering every few weeks in hot, dry weather.
- Blue can = Deep watering weekly in hot, dry weather.
Codes are a guide only and watering requirements will be affected by soil type, competition, mulching, wind and many other factors. Try to group plants with the same code in the one bed.
CAUTION: May be harmful if eaten.
|Plants Needed per Square Metre||4|
|Habit||A compact rounded shrub.|
|Position||Full Sun, Heavy Frost.|