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Lavandula angustifolia Melissa Lilac ('Dow4') (PBR)

Lavender

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Lavandula angustifolia Melissa Lilac ('Dow4') (PBR)

Lavender

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  • 3 × 9cm pots
  • £20.97 £18.00
  • available to order from autumn
  • 9cm pot
  • £6.99
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  • Standard
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Stunning, large, violet-coloured, fragrant flower spikes appear in summer above slender, aromatic, silvery-grey leaves. This is a lovely lavender for edging paths and borders; 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 beneficial 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.