Lavandula angustifolia Vera

Sunny position and good free draining soil. Cut back old flower heads in April to May or after flowering. Don't cut into old wood though.

Being a major fuss-pot when it comes to ground conditions (really sharp drainage required), IF you have a sunny garden on sandy or chalky soil, then NOT growing this is verging on being illegal. They are such wonderful plants but if you haven't got the right conditions, don't bother. If you do, plant lots and keep them well clipped into delicious domes after flowering or even before if you're not mad on the flowers.

Features Hardiness rating

Hardy anywhere in Britain below approximately 1000ft (300m)

This is only meant as a guide. Please remember we're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.

Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.

General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.

Coastal, Exposed, Flowers, Ground Cover, Hedges, Herbaceous, Evergreen, Pots, Soft & Fluffy, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Green

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