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Lavandula English Lavender 140MM

Lavandula ‘English Lavender’ – 140MM

(Not currently available to be ordered)

I am English Lavender. My family originated from the Mediterranean

Botanic Name: Lavandula angustifolia

Mounding – Long flowering window

Traditionally grown since Roman times I am one of the most popular lavenders in the garden.

I am a bushy evergreen shrub with fine, aromatic, grey-green foliage. Spikes of whispy purple, fragrant flowers borne above the foliage during the warmer months.

Not only am I planted for my fragrance and beauty but also because I am a magnet for beneficial pollinators like bees.

I am popular as a low hedge, as a border and in rock gardens.

I have many other users with my flowers harvested for use in sachets to give stored clothing a pleasant aroma, used in perfumes and in the kitchen.

A light prune to shape at the start of the growing season and after my flowers have started to fade will promote more blooms.

Particularly hardy I am the perfect plant for dry and exposed locations but dislike wet feet.

Despite my common name I originate from the Mediterranean.

Full Sun (6+ hours of direct sun)
Height: 1m Width: 1m
I enjoy consistent moisture but tolerate occasional dry spells
Scented Foliage
Suitable for coastal planting, I am happy in most soils but prefer soils that are well drained
I am popular and will make you happy because…
I have highly fragrant grey-green foliage topped by whispy purple blooms in summer
Plant me where passers by can brush against my foliage and appreciate my scent
Hardy and adaptable I am just as happy garden planted or in a pot

    Plant me:

  • in pots and other containers
  • in garden beds and general landscaping
  • to be cut flowers to be enjoyed indoors
  • in fragrant and sensory gardens
  • as a screening hedge

Tips for success…

Trim me lightly after flowering to maintain compact growth
Plant me 60cm apart
100% Recyclable Pot and Label
Most pots and labels made from 100% recycled polypropylene

Plant family: Laminaceae
Other names: Lavandula officinalis



What is the Small Spaces™ Collection

No matter how Narrow & Small your modern urban space is, you can create a lush & colourful garden or courtyard.

Combine the habits of Upright, Mounding & Trailing for easy colourful arrangements in pots, containers or garden beds.

Available in 140mm, 180mm and 200mm pots

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Upright - Mounding - Trailing

A simple recipe to create professional-looking plants and garden designs

By having the plants divided in the three types, Upright, Mounding or Trailing, we remove the intimidation factor to create your own gardening designs.


Upright plants

Also called thrillers, are the big, bold focal point, the centerpiece plant for your design. This plant provides an eye-catching vertical element.

You first select your Upright plant, which usually will be the tallest plants, and the starting point of your design.
Then, when is time to plant, the Upright plant goes in the center if your pot that will be viewed from all sides.
You planted in the back of a pot, or the back of a garden bed, depending on your focal point.

A great upright choice is tall ornamental grasses such as purple fountain grass or liriopes. You can find them under our Mighty Tuff® collection. Or you can use anigozanthos from our Nature's Nectar®.
Small Spaces offers a collection of flowering plants ideal to use as thrillers, such are Cannas, Alstroemerias, Mandevilleas or you can even use some dwarf pittosporums


Mounding plants

Also called fillers, are mid-size, mounding, or rounded plants that surround and complement but not overwhelm the upright plant and fill the space in the planter or garden. You can use one filler or opt for two or three different plants in your container or garden design. Pick colours that complement your Upright Plant, or different textures, like a round-leaved mounding plant with a spiky Upright plant.

Often, they help by hiding the bare knees, the less interesting stems or stalks of the Upright plants

The difficult part is selecting the plant from so many choices, but a few suggestions include: cupheas, salvias, scaevolas, pelargoniums, etc.


Trailing plants

Also called spillers, are splashy plants that cascade and tumble over the sides of containers or cascaiding down a wall .

Even though the main rule of this plants is to sprawl over the side of the pots, sometimes it's fun to unify a composition by training a few tendrils of a Trailing plant to climb into and through both the Mounding and Upright plants.

You can use some of this varieties as Trailing plants: ajugas, campanulas, lotus Red Flash, lobelias, Veronica Oxford Blue, etc.

Pots, Narrow Garden Beds and Courtyards

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