- Position: full sun
- Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July to September
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Stunning, large, lilac-coloured, fragrant flower spikes appear in summer above slender, aromatic, silvery-grey leaves. This is a lovely lavender for edging paths and borders; the aromatic foliage perfumes the air if you brush against it. It also works well in a gravel garden, or clipped into a formal sphere for a contemporary look. The flower-spikes are highly attractive to bees and other beneficial insects.
- Garden care: Cut back the stalks after the flowers have faded. Carefully trim back in April, taking care not to cut into old wood.
“Spikes of dark mauve buds open to light pink-mauve, giving a two-tone look, and each individual flower is much larger than usual - with visibly round petals”
Val Bourne - Garden Writer