Lavandula angustifolia 'Arctic Snow'

Lavandula angustifolia 'Arctic Snow'

Lavender

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Lavandula angustifolia 'Arctic Snow'
  • Common name: Lavender
  • Plant type: Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 50cm

Spread: 50cm

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • BlueGreen
  • Features: Aromatic foliage, Attractive to wildlife, Flowers, Scented flowers

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Lavender is one of the most popular small garden shrubs. Plants have narrow, oily and aromatic evergreen leaves and bear dense spikes of small tubular flowers in summer. Lavandula angustifolia is commonly known as English lavender. Most varieties yield purple flowers, but some cultivars come in white or pink. Nearly all cultivars and hybrids are extremely attractive to bees, butterflies and hoverflies. They make an excellent cut flower – both in fresh and dried arrangements.

Lavandula angustifolia ‘Arctic Snow’ bears dense spikes of white, fragrant flowers from late summer onwards, which contrast beautifully with grey-green leaves. ‘Arctic Snow’ is a compact variety, which may be grown as an informal flowering hedge, in containers, or at the front of a sunny border.

For best results, grow ‘Arctic Snow’ in well-drained soil in full sun. Cut back the flower stalks after they have finished, and then trim back plants in April, if necessary. 

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front, Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers, Provides shelter/habitat, Makes a good wildlife hedge, Seeds for birds

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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