French Lavender is immediately recognisable by the rounded, shorter and fatter flower heads and the attractive, soft tufts or bracts that crown the flower. French Lavender is slightly earlier flowering than English Lavender usually blooming in early summer or even late spring. As with all lavenders, the fragrant flowers are hugely attractive to pollinators and their distinctive shape is very appealing, as is the aromatic bright green-grey foliage.
This collection of will be made up of 6 x 2L pots of Lavandula stoechas, a classic French variety, and represents excellent value when compared to buying plants individually.
French Lavender prefers a sunny but sheltered spot with very well-drained soil and will do well in pots, containers, beds or flower borders. This drought tolerant plant will thrive in hot summers but will not tolerate shade or very wet conditions, particularly with cold/ freezing temperatures or heavy soil. In colder areas we recommend protecting the plants over winter to ensure they remain healthy.
Trimming of spent flower heads can encourage further flower production during the flowering season. In August, prune the plants back by around a third of their growth to allow light into the centre of the plants.This will allow new shoots to form shortly before the plants go into dormancy. The new shoots will then grow and produce flowers the following summer.
Is French Lavender Evergreen?All lavender varieties are technically classed as evergreen, as in warmer climates they retain their grey-green foliage year round. However, the cooler UK climate means Lavender plants go into dormancy from early autumn until late spring. During dormancy the foliage turns brown and twiggy, appearing to die back. This is perfectly normal and as the weather warms in late spring, your Lavender plants will once again become green and develop growth ready for summmer flowering.
is available on most orders (except Premium Products) providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:
|Packaging Type||Standard Delivery Charge||Minimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery|
|Boxes (Bare roots and pots up to and incl. 7.5L)||£7.99 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Pallets (Root balls, large pots (10L+), trees etc)||£60.00 delivery charge (orders up to £350 incl VAT)||Orders of £350 and over - FREE|
There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall or large plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page. (Please note that due to new Brexit rules, we are currently unable to export to both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.)Delivery Time
- Please note that delivery times are currently 2-5 days excluding bank holidays. *Some troughs and trees may take up to 14 days delivery. We are working through existing orders as quickly as possible to deliver new orders within this timescale.It's Convenient
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