Lavender angustifolia ‘Elizabeth’


Large dark lavender-purple flowerheads are produced on strong stems in summer. Robust evergreen silvery foliage. Wonderful as a hedge or specimen. Flowers are very fragrant and make excellent stems for cutting and pot pourri.

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Common Name Height Spread Tolerance ? Flower Colour
English Lavender 60cm  50cm Hardy Blue

Lavenders like well-drained soil in a sunny site that receives sun for most of the day. Lavandula angustifolia (English) prefers alkaline soil which will help extend its life whilst Lavandula stoechas (French) and to a lesser extent Lavandula x intermedia (Lavandin), can thrive in slightly acid soil. Lime maybe added to acid soils where necessary.

Wet soil in winter can have a terrible effect on hardy and half-hardy lavenders. It is wet soil, rather than frost, that is more likely to kill these plants.