Lavandula x intermedia 'Olympia'

Lavandula x intermedia ‘Olympia’

Lavender

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Lavandula x intermedia 'Olympia'
  • Common name: Lavender
  • Family: Lamiaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Shrub, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Purple

Foliage colour:

Blue​/​Green

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.

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Cultivars of Lavandula x intermedia are a cross between Lavandula angustifolia and Lavandula latifolia. They are typically larger and more robust than Lavandula angustifolia, and flower over a longer period. They also have broader leaves and longer flower stalks, making them particularly suited to using as a cut flower.

Lavandula x intermedia  ‘Olympia’ has the strong scent and late-flowering characteristics of other intermedia cultivars, but has a more compact habit, so is more suited to growing in pots. It bears dark purple flowers above grey-green foliage.

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For best results, grow ‘Olympia’ in well-drained soil in full sun. Cut back the flower stalks after they have finished or leave them to set seed for birds such as house sparrows. Trim back plants in April, if necessary.

How to grow Lavandula 'Olympia'

  • Plant size

    60cm height

    45cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

Do not Take cuttings in May

Do Take cuttings in June

Do Take cuttings in July

Do not Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do Prune in September

Do Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Lavandula 'Olympia' and wildlife

Lavandula 'Olympia' is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, birds, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers, provides shelter and habitat, has seeds for birds and makes a good wildlife hedge.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Attractive to Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Lavandula 'Olympia' poisonous?

Lavandula 'Olympia' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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