A more compact, neat Lavender with rich blue flowers.
Native of the Mediterranean, where it grows on rocky hills and scents the air for miles on hot summer's days. L. Angustifolia was probably brought to Britain by the Romans who liked to perfume their baths with infusions of the leaves and flowers, and it has become known as Old English Lavender. Flowers in July and August.
All lavenders are loved by bees and butterflies.
Throughout history lavender has been grown for its medicinal properties and its essential oil is still in huge demand worldwide.
Lavender is also used in many recipes such as desserts, baking, cool drinks and cocktails.
Height and spread: 45cm x 45cm
Common name(s): Lavender, English Lavender
Photo courtesy of The Hardy Plant Society