lavender potted colour

Every year Bloemenbureau Holland (the promotional organisation for flowers and plants in the Netherlands and Europe) gets together a "media jury" of influential magazine writers, stylists, and bloggers.

They choose three plants for the year : for outdoor decks and terraces; for balconies and pots; and for interiors. The plant chosen by the experts for 2018 for terraces and balconies is LAVENDER.

Our lavenders are so popular with you! All types are excellent plants for hot dry Australian climates (except in the tropical top end where it's a bit too humid for their soft foliage. It's why they're only available from us for part of the year, when the climate here on the Sunshine Coast is perfect for propagation).

Free flowering and fantastic in tough situations, lavenders are also very happy in tubs and containers. Clip over the plants afterwards and they will often flower again. Locate them near your favourite sitting spot, to enjoy that gorgeous scent....

Lavenders are an excellent addition to wildlife gardens, and to fruit and veg gardens, as they attract benefical pollinators like native bees and butterflies - which in turn attract birds and insectivore mammals.

We have three kinds of lavender tubestock, usually available June to January; and seeds all year if you prefer to grow your own:



anglish lavender

English lavender – Fragrant cottage garden shrub with small purple flowers loved by bees and butterflies. Plant amongst your fruit trees to help pollination. Hardier than the French and Italian kinds, ideal for cooler regions.

 

French lavender – Fragrant flowering shrub perfect for cottage gardens and sunny locations where the scent can be enjoyed. Attracts bees and butterflies. Use for hedging, borders and container planting.

 

Italian lavender – Create a calming retreat in a sunny spot of the garden with these beautifully fragrant shrubs. Add your favourite chair, a cup of chamomile tea and immerse yourself in the calming scent. Lovely in pots and in the borders of cottage gardens.

 

Hidcote Blue lavender – English lavender is more cold hardy than other lavenders, and very fragrant. Hidcote Blue has deep purple-blue flowers and an upright habit suited to edging and low hedges, rockeries and waterwise gardens. Deer and rabbit resistant, bee and butterfly friendly, frost hardy and drought tolerant.


french lavender

italian lavender

hidcote blue

 


First photo: Bloemenbureau Holland