Lavandula pedunculata subsp. pedunculata

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Buy Lavandula pedunculata subsp. pedunculata butterfly lavender: Distinctive butterfly-like, mauve flowers

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June and July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy (borderline)


    From fat round flowerheads, delicate, upright petals emerge like butterfly wings and flutter in the breeze among grey-green, aromatic leaves. This French lavender has pale mauve flowers and looks wonderful planted en masse in a protected, sunny border where its heady fragrance can be enjoyed. Like most French lavenders, it is earlier flowering than its English cousins, but associates well with them if you want to prolong the season of lavender in your garden. The flower-spikes are also a magnet for bees and other nectar-loving insects.

    As it's borderline hardy it is best grown in a container in colder areas of the country and should be over-wintered in a cool greenhouse or conservatory.

  • Garden care: Cut back the stalks after the flowers have faded to retain a compact shape. Carefully trim back in April, taking care not to cut into old wood.

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In December in its still flowering in garden pot!!

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Hi how far apart would i plant the lavender. They are to be planted between a box hedge and pink roses. would this lavender affect the growth of the box hedge at all. Kind regards Tamasyn

tambo

Hello, Planting distance will vary depending on the effect you are trying to create, but if you are wanting to create a hedge effect, then you could plant them at 30cm intervals. As for their growth affecting the Buxus, all plants will have an impact on their neighbours, so it will really depend on how large the box hedge is. If it is reasonably well established, the I suspect that may effect the growth of the lavenders.

Helen

I have a 1/2 standard olive tree in a pot on our balcony. It was suggested that I underplant the tree with some lavender, but I'm unsure as to which variety would be best suited. Could you please advise?

tiggy

Hello, I would opt for a compact form such as Munstead http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/lavandula-angustifolia-munstead/classid.2000002724/ or Little Lady http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/lavandula-angustifolia-little-lady--batlad/classid.2000010504/

helen

Hi, could I plant these with grasses in graveled area?

Toontje

Hello, You could indeed plant these in a gravel garden, but if pairing with grasses, I would opt for something like Lavandula × intermedia 'Grosso' as it has a slightly more natural look - and the long, slim flower spikes will mirror the silhouette of the slender grasses. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/lavandula--intermedia-grosso/classid.2000010517/

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