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Lavandula angustifolia - 'Alba' (Lavender)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Herb, Hedging & Screening, Culinary, Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Lavandula angustifolia Description

This compact evergreen sub shrub produces dense aromatic gray - green foliage, as well as spikes of white flowers throughout the summer. Ideal in a container, as a low hedge in the herb garden or as low specimen in a bed. 60cm tall x 80cm.


Lavandula angustifolia - Cultivation Notes

Lavender will flourish in most well drained garden soils, being especially suited to chalky soils. Plant in full sun in sheltered areas - preferably south facing. Trim flower shoots after flowering, prune last years growth to shape in spring.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Lavandula angustifolia:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Scented blossom
  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Suitable for hedging or topiary

Design & Plant Use for Lavandula angustifolia:

  • Summer flowering plant suitable for drift planting
  • Compact evergreen plant suitable for container planting
  • Evergreen plant suitable for trimming to shape or topiary
  • Evergreen ground cover suitable for problematic dry soils in full sun
  • Ideal for planting within the herb garden
  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils
  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting

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Common Missspellings: Lavandulla, Lavendula, Lavindula, Lavendulla