Lavandula angustifolia 'Felice' (PBR)
- available to order from spring
- 2 litre pot
- Position: full sun
- Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: May to September
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Briliant new compact English lavender prized for its much longer flowering period than more traditional varieties. It produces dense spikes of fragrant, dark blue-violet summer flowers above slender, aromatic, silvery-grey leaves. One of the best lavender for edging paths and borders and the aromatic foliage perfumes the air if you brush against it. It also works well in a gravel garden, or clipped into a formal sphere for a contemporary look. The flower-spikes are highly attractive to bees and other nectar-loving insects.
- Garden care: Cut back the stalks after the flowers have faded. Carefully trim back in April, taking care not to cut into old wood.