Who doesn't 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. Lavender's natural home is the Mediterranean region, the Middle East and India.
Lavandula. An unusual Lavender with cream flowers tinged with green. The foliage is aromatic and the overall habit is quite compact and sturdy. Plenty of flowers in spring - a good Lavender for the mixed border. Plant in the sun in well drained soil and trim lightly after flowering. Evergreen.
This lavender was a chance seedling found in a Waikato garden called 'Chilliswood' which is probably a natural cross between L. viridis and L. stoechas i.e. you can blame the bees for this one!
Colour: Cream / Green Habit: Compact Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 60cm
Lavender Chilliswood Cream
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Lavandula. Lavender 'Major' is one of the most popular Lavenders sold in NZ and there's a good reason for that. The plump purple flower heads appear in abundance from early spring through to late summer. It performs well, looks good and clips well. Happiest in a sunny well drained spot. Evergreen.
Use for low hedges, container planting, topiary work or just plant amongst your other treasures in the mixed border. A great little Mediterranean lavender that seldom disappoints.
Colour: Purple / Mauve Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 60cm
A petite form of the classic English Lavender. It's small size makes it an easily managed edging plant, great for where the heavenly lavender scent will drift on the air. The beautiful rich purple flowers will display early summer in full glory. Superb plant for containers, along paths, under windows. Low maintenance. Prefers full sun. Evergreen.
Colour: Purple Habit: Compact Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 25cm x 30cm
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Lavandula. A beautiful upright, bushy lavender. The fragrant flowers are soft grey blue with clear white wings that are held above silver grey aromatic foliage in Autumn, Winter and Spring. Tolerant of light frosts and hunid conditions. Stunning, low maintenance Lavender. Evergreen
Colour: White Habit: Upright bushy Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 80cm x 75cm
Lavender Sensation White
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Lavandula. An outstanding form of 'English Lavender' with fragrant spikes of iridescent violet blue flowers held on long stems from spring to summer. Neat and tidy aromatic grey-foliage. Use in the border or as a low hedge or just pop one in a pot. Loves the sun and good drainage. Evergreen. PVR.
Trim lightly after flowering.
Colour: Purple / Blue Habit: Compact Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 70cm x 60cm
Lavender Violet Intrigue
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