Lavandula 'Sawyers'

Lavandula 'Sawyers'

Lavender

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Key Information

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

Height: 90cm

Spread: 90cm

Flower colour:
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • Silver
  • Features: Aromatic foliage, Attractive to wildlife, Flowers, Scented flowers

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Lavandula 'Sawyers' is a hybrid between Lavandula lanata and Lavandula angustifolia. It's an attractive and unusual lavender, bearing handsome grey foliage and a prolific display of opulent, fragrant purple blooms. Like all lavenders it enjoys a hot sunny positition and its flowers are a magnet for bees. It's well suited to growing at the front of a sunny border or in a container, and makes an excellent cut flower.

Grow Lavandula 'Sawyers' in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Trim annually to prevent leggy and untidy growth.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front, Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • 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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