Lavandula angustifolia 'Rosea'

Lavandula angustifolia 'Rosea'

Lavender

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Key Information

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

Height: 75cm

Spread: 75cm

Flower colour:
  • Pink
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 'Rosea' bears dense spikes of fragrant, rose-pink flowers, in contrast with grey-green foliage. Grow ‘Rosea’ as an informal hedge or at the front of a sunny border longside roses and other shrubs. It also works well in containers.

For best results, grow ‘Rosea’ 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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