Lavender angustifolia 'Imperial Gem'
Fragrant dark violet flowers are produced in summer above grey-green foliage. A plant of bushy habit that is ideal for hedges and borders.
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|Common Name||Height||Spread||Tolerance ?||Flower Colour|
|English Lavender||40cm||40cm||Hardy||Dark Violet|
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.