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 6 x 2L pots will be made up of a selection of the following French Lavender varieties:
Leucantha: Flowers: Dense white flower cones. Leaves: Bright green-grey foliage.
Papillon: Flowers: Pale mauve flower cones. Leaves: Grey-green foliage.
Purple Emperor: Flowers: Upright, strongly fragrant deep-purple flower cones topped with pink-purple tufts. Leaves: Grey-green foliage.
Victory: Flowers: Upright, strongly fragrant, dense, dark-purple flower cones with lighter purple ear tufts. Leaves: Bright green-grey foliage.
Javelin Rose Flowers: Large lilac-pink bracts top stunning purple cones. Flowers from early summer attracting lots of pollinators. Leaves: grey-green foliage.
Javelin White Flowers: Small white cones and ear tufts on upright stems. Flowers from May to September. Leaves: Light green foliage with a hint of grey.
Fantasia Early Purple Flowers: Large purple flower cones topped with long, pink-purple tufts. Compact foliage to 40-50cm. Leaves: Light grey-green, dense.
Regal Splendour Flowers: Deep purple-violet topped with dark purple tufts (bracts). Leaves: Grey-green and can grow to around 1m in height.
Tiara Flowers: Unusual purple-blue and green flowerheads topped with creamy-white ears. Leaves: SiIvery-green. Grows to around 70cm.
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.
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