Ever-popular French Lavender is not only beautiful with its striking upright purple bracts, but it's easy to grow, smells fantastic and will bring bees and butterflies to your garden too. The flowers look lovely both in the garden and indoors, making an unusual addition to a country bouquet!
French Lavenders have a denser, stockier habit than traditional varieties like Hidcote or Munstead. The flower stems are thicker and shorter, meaning the flowers sit just above the foliage. Fantastic for forming a denser hedging or for a neater, more formal look.
Why Buy Lavenders?
There's nothing like Lavender for adding traditional cottage-charm to a garden. Lavenders are not only beautifully scented and elegant, but they're adored by bees and butterflies too - you'll find them on the RHS Perfect for Pollinators list.
What's more, they're drought tolerant and very easy to look after too. Lavender plants are virtually maintenance free, only requiring a quick prune in the autumn after the flowers have faded and light dead-heading throughout the summer to encourage more flowers. It's easy to do, just snip off the new growth and flower stems with secateurs, leaving the evergreen foliage in tact.
Young plants need water to grow good roots, but once they're established they barely need any water - perfect if you live in a hose-pipe ban area.
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