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Lavandula stoechas Giant Summer

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French Lavender

Grey-green foliage and typical French lavender flowers

An impressive new variety of French lavender with upright stems up to 60cm (2ft) and narrow, very aromatic grey-green leaves. The flowerheads are huge and densely packed with tiny purple flowers, topped with deep lilac wings. The blooms are very attractive to bees and butterflies and will be buzzing with life throughout summer. A drought tolerant plant, perfect for hot, dry situations.

Where?

Plant in full sun in a warm and sheltered position. Excellent for a pot or container on a sunny patio or balcony.

How?

Any well-drained soil that is not wet in winter. Cover soil surface with grit or gravel to avoid winter wet and protect with horticultural fleece if necessary. Dead head regularly to encourage re-blooming. 

Needs a good sheltered position

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Autumn, Spring, Summer
Flowering March - November
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 30 cm - 40 cm
Plant width 30 cm - 40 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Hazardous No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 35 cm
Medicinal Yes
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Garden edging, Gravel garden, Flower border and beds, Coastal or drought resistant, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Coastal or drought resistant, City garden, Courtyard garden, Banks and slopes

Check store availability

15 cm pot £8.99 Check Stock

Typically available

From March to September