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Lavandula stoechas Tiara Fair 10

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French Lavender

Unusual blue flowers with white 'wings

Like a summer snow storm the white tufts on this captivating French Lavender float above the evergreen leaves and swirl in the breeze, The flowers attract bees and other insects and last for weeks from early summer until well into the autumn.

Where?

This plant will give of its best in full sun in a very sheltered position where frosts are avoided. It is best in very well drained soil or a container in a sunny spot. Why not place it near a sitting area where the scent of the leaves can be enjoyed?

How?

Choose a sheltered spot and dig grit into the soil to improve the drainage. Use good quality loam based compost mixed with course grit in containers and keep dry through the winter months. Trim lightly after flowering to maintain shape.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering March - May
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 50 cm - 60 cm
Plant width 50 cm - 60 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 55 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, 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 Gravel garden, Mediterranean garden, Garden edging, Flower border and beds, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Coastal or drought resistant, City garden, Courtyard garden, Banks and slopes

Typically available

From March to September