Lavandula angustifolia


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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour



Flowers, Aromatic foliage



Skill level


photo by Pernilla Bergdahl, copyright GAP Photos (112625)

Plant details

English Lavender, L. angustifolia, is a Mediterranean shrub, that grows up to up to 1.8m (6ft) high, growing wild on dry, sun-baked hillsides. Numerous forms and hybrids have been selected for gardens, most of them much more compact and enjoying full sun, warmth and very good drainage. It is an excellent plants for low informal hedging and as a specimen evergreen for borders and formal gardens. For best effect plant it by doors and paths, where it's delightful scent can be fully appreciated.

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Lavandula

Species: angustifolia

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Blue

Foliage colour: Grey

Feature: Flowers, Aromatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 45cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to take cuttings: May to August

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i had a lavender before and it became leggy and woody now i have a small one ready to plant how do i avoid theis one looking like the old one as in pruning etc thanks

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