Our plant of the month for June is the wonderful Lavender family.
Lavender is a traditional garden favourite, and quite rightly so, the foliage is wonderfully dramatic and the striking flowers are great Summer colour for us , and provide a popular nectar bar for an array of Bees and Butterflies and other insects.
Lavenders require a sunny well drained site and need regular trimming after flowering to prevent them from getting too woody and going over.
Our top 5 best sellers are:
– Lavandula Angustifolia Hidcote
– Lavandula Angustifolia Munsted
– Lavandula Walbertons Silver Edge
– Lavandula Stoechas Victory
– Lavandula London Pink
Hidcote “A personal favourite”
A compact variety ideal for low hedges and framing borders. It’s dark violet flowers in dense spikes are borne in June/July and August. about 60cm high.
A traditional lavender blue variety, making a lovely cushion in the border or can be used as a dwarf hedging. about 75cm high. Flowers in June/July and August.
One of the best French “Butterfly Lavenders” on the market the tall dark purple winged flowers are produced freely in the Summer.
As the name suggests, very regal with its royal purple striking “Butterfly like ” flowers towering above the very aromatic foliage. 60-75cm high, Looks great in pots.
Purchase these Lavenders below…