Nostalgically-scented, richly coloured, this lovely bushy purple lavender will transform your garden into a sweet-smelling heaven come spring-summer. It's also low in camphor, which means the flowers can be used in fancy baking and herbal teas too!
Lavandula angustifolia 'Pacific Blue' - English lavender
APPEARANCE: Softly-scented medium-sized flowering shrub with slender grey-green foliage and slim stems of deep violet blue flowers during late spring and early summer. Originally raised in New Zealand for oil production USE IN: Perfect for cottage gardens, feature planting, hedging and bordering driveways. Suited to rockeries, pots and coastal gardens. Right at home in cool temperate to semi-arid climates. Excellent variety for lavender perfume oils, edible flowers, and fresh cut flowers; dry and use in flower arrangements or potpourri. LOCATION: Plant in a sunny location and free-draining, sandy, preferably alkaline soils. Will tolerate lower light levels but flowering will be affected. Frost hardy. CARE: Mulch and water regularly for the first 12 weeks until the plant establishes. Prune twice yearly (taking care to remove only 1/3 of the foliage while avoiding cutting into old wood) and fertilise yearly using a slow release fertiliser after flowering maintain compact growth. Avoid wet feet. Tolerates frost and drought once established, if drainage is good. HEIGHT: 80cm H x 80cm W. YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.
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