This is our most popular variety. It has greener foliage and is a very vigorous plant. In Auckland’s climate it will form a large shrub, growing 1m tall and will be covered most of the year in light purple flowers. This species is most popular as a hedge. Grows quickly and is always flowering. We recommend pruning twice a year; at the start of summer (Dec) and then in late summer (Feb) to keep this plant looking its best.
Grow in full sun (for a Lavender that can be grown successfully in part shade use Lavender Dentata).
Prefers free draining soil rich in organic matter. To improve soil add compost and sheep pellets when planting. Use Container Mix in pots.
Use the eventual width of your plants as a guide when planting in beds as part of the garden.
Hedges: Different varieties grow to different heights. Select a variety that grows a little taller than you want your hedge. Leave 20-30cm between each plant.
Feed every 4-5 weeks with Aquaticus Organic Garden Booster to keep your plants happy, healthy and covered in flowers.
Prune after your plants have finished flowering by removing spent flowering spikes and cutting back established plants by around 1/3. Regular pruning will help keep your Lavender from becoming woody and help encourage flowering.