Small Spaces™

Lavender Big Bird 200MM

Lavender ‘Big Bird’ – 200MM

(Not currently available to be ordered)

I am Lavender Big Bird. My family originated from Europe, North Africa

Botanic Name: Lavandula pedunculata ‘Senbir’

Mounding – Long flowering window

I am a long flowering and relatively bushy Lavender. I feature aromatic mid-green foliage with beautiful thick dark purple flower spikes adorned with very large bright mauve birdlike wings that mature to a pale mauve.

Blooming in autumn, winter and spring my fragrant blooms are held above my aromatic foliage.

I am a great choice in pots.

My dense bushy nature suits me to borders along paths and fence lines or mass plant me to stunning effect.

Plant me 50-60cm apart to create a stunning low hedge

Full Sun (6+ hours of direct sun)
Height: 0.7m Width: 0.7m
I tolerate dryness and require minimal water once established
Scented Foliage
I am happy in most soils but prefer soils that are well drained and relatively dry
I am popular and will make you happy because…
Long flowering, my fragrant extra-large dark purple blooms, are topped with bright mauve big bird like wings
I have a naturally rounded form and am moderately dense with aromatic long mid green leaves
I attract bees, butterflies and beneficial insects

    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
  • in coastal conditions

Tips for success…

An annual prune to shape after flowering will enhance my compact bushy form
Plant me 40cm apart
100% Recyclable Pot and Label
Most pots and labels made from 100% recycled polypropylene

Plant family: Lamanceae
Other names:



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.

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