True lavender Lavandula angustifolia

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True lavender Lavandula angustifolia beds © Jennifer Hope-Morley

True lavender Latin name

Lavandula angustifolia

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Lavandula angustifolia Common name

True lavender

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True lavender Plant family

Lavandula (Labiatae) – varieties of evergreen shrubs generally with grey-green leaves grown for their aromatic flowers and foliage.

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True lavender Description

Category: Shrubs

Form: Bushy

Type: Evergreen

Height: 0.75 metres

Spread: 0.75 metres

Leaves: Narrow, aromatic silver grey leaves

Flowers/berries: Dense spikes of deep purple, aromatic flowers in Summer

Normally grown for: Its aromatic flowers and foliage

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True lavender Planting preferences

Hardiness: Fully hardy

Soil type: Needs fertile well-drained soil

Planting situation: Full sun

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True lavender Uses

Aroma/fragrance

Container

Cuttings

Drying

Groundcover – Depending on variety

Hedges/windbreaks – Makes good low hedging

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