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Who does not love Lavender? Used since time immemorial as a medicinal herb, an insect repellent, an aromatic oil and a general all round house hold essential especially when there was a bit of strewing to be done. The Romans and Greeks used Lavender when bathing and that is the origin of the botanical name Lavandula (la-van-dew-la) which comes from the Latin word lavare meaning to bathe or wash. Lavenders natural home is the Mediterranean region, the Middle East and India.

Believe it or not the much loved English Lavender does not come from England at all. It was probably introduced by a conqueror who like to smell nice and wouldn't travel anywhere without his favourite herb. History tells us that Lavender grew in England from about 1265 onwards. Talking of smelling nice Lavender is one of the main ingredients in the world famous Eau de Cologne, 4711, named after the street number of the 18th century inventor of "water from Cologne".


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aka English Lavender

Top performing Leigh Lavenders are ideally suited to New Zealand gardens with a range of rich colours, forms and fragrances. These long flowering plants love the hot dry Kiwi summer climate and will equally work well in pots or the garden.

These quick growing perennials are great in pots mixed with other perennials in the flower garden or even as a small clipped hedge. A great companion plant for a potager garden plant near a path or deck to enjoy the fragrance of the foliage and flowers. Lavenders grow best in full sun in a well-drained position. A light trim or deadhead during spring and summer will encourage repeat flowering. Trim more vigorously at the end of summer to rejuvenate your plant for spring.

 

Flower Colour: Purple
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 20cm x 40cm

Lavender Azure Leigh

Current Stock Height: 15/20 cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

$22.99

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aka Spanish Lavender

A Spanish variety with Pink/purple flowers with beautiful pink ruffled tuffs on top. A more compact varieties that is great for pots, hanging baskets or used as a border. Fantastic for bees and other beneficial insects.

Plant in a well drained sunny spot and lightly trim after flowering. Evergreen.

 

Flower Colour: Pink / Purple
Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 25cm x 25cm

Lavender Bandera Pink

Current Stock Height: 10/15 cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

$16.99

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aka Spanish Lavender

A Spanish variety with dark purple/ violet flowers with beautiful purple ruffled tuffs on top. A more compact varieties that is great for pots, hanging baskets or used as a border. Fantastic for bees and other beneficial insects.

Plant in a well drained sunny spot and lightly trim after flowering. Evergreen.

 

Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 25cm x 25cm

Lavender Bandera Purple

Current Stock Height: 10/15 cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

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aka English Lavender

Lavandula. This is a compact variety of English Lavender producing striking, deep violet-blue flowers in the summer. Delightfully fragrant with that true 'Lavender' fragrance we all love. Good for attracting bees to the garden. Trim after flowering. Plant in a well drained sunny spot. Evergreen.

The trimmed flower heads can be dried in the sun or in a warm dry spot and used for making lavender sachets, pot pourri etc. Make sure you do this trimming before autumn so your Lavender has a chance to re-grow before it gets too cold.

 

Flower Colour: Mauve / Purple
Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 50cm x 30cm

Lavender Blue Mountain

New stock expected Middle of December, 2022. Pre-order now. Estimated price $19.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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An amazing new English Lavender, selected for its ultra-dark flower heads. These show colour before the florets open, providing an extended period of colour. The blooms appear en masse from October to December and with a clip will re-flower in summer.

Perfect for smaller gardens and pots. Prefers full sun and sharp drainage.

 

Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: H:50cm x W:50 cm

Lavender Ebony Leigh

New stock expected Middle of January, 2023. Pre-order now. Estimated price $21.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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aka English Lavender

Lavandula. An 'English' type Lavender with deliciously aromatic foliage and flowers. The grey leaves are off set by dark purple flower heads that appear from summer through to early autumn. Makes a lovely hedge. Trims well (after flowering). Plant in a sunny well drained position. Evergreen

After trimming your Lavender dry the flower heads to use for potpourri. Top tip - put dried Lavender in the vacuum cleaner bag to perfume your whole home and keep the vacuum smelling sweet.

 

Flower Colour: Purple
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 70cm

Lavender Foveaux Storm

Current Stock Height: 20/30 cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

$22.99

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aka English Lavender

Lavandula. English Lavender. A highly fragrant Lavender with arching silver grey foliage and stems of dainty flowers that have a silver hue toned with soft violet. Very pretty when in full flower during summer. Plant in a warm well drained spot. Trim after flowering. Evergreen. PVR.

 

Flower Colour: Purple / Grey
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 90cm

Lavender Grace Leigh

Current Stock Height: 15/20 cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

$22.99

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aka English Lavender

Lavandula. Lavender Hybrid. A popular Lavender that produces abundance of long stemmed, dark lavender flower heads through-out the summer. These are used commercially for dried flowers and oil production. Just lovely in the garden and will help attract bees. Evergreen.

'Grosso' is probably one of the most deliciously fragrant of all the Lavenders available to gardeners' today. Well worth planting just for the fragrance alone.

 

Flower Colour: Mauve
Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 80cm x 80cm

Lavender Grosso

New stock expected Middle of January, 2023. Pre-order now. Estimated price $21.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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aka English Lavender

Lavandula. Named after one of England's finest gardens this lovely little English Lavender has intensely aromatic foliage and flowers. The deep purple flowers appear on fine stems in summer. Happiest in a sunny well drained position. Trim after flowering. Evergreen. RHS AGM.

 

Flower Colour: Purple
Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 60cm

Lavender Hidcote Blue

Current Stock Height: 5 cm

Container: Tube  ? 

$4.99

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Lavender Hidcote Blue

New stock expected Middle of December, 2022. Pre-order now. Estimated price $19.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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aka Lavandula

A Lavender with a difference, with lots of frilly wings nestled into the dark purple flower bracts all the way down the bract. A compact bush that is highly fragrant, drought tolerant and attracts the bees. With its beautiful mauve wings they are stunning in the garden whether a specimen or landscaped in bulk.

Lightly trim after flowering and fertilize to promote continuous flowering.

 

Flower Colour: Mauve / Purple
Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 80cm x 70cm

Lavender Lavish Blue

Current Stock Height: 15/20 cm  ? 

Container: 1.9l  ? 

$21.99

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