Lavenders are easy-to-grow shrubs adored for their wonderfully scented flowers and aromatic foliage. Producing dense clusters of lavender flowers and silver-grey leaves, these magnets for pollinating insects will make excellent low hedges — Grappenhall in particular — bedding and container plants as well as cut/dried flowers. Try planting with rudbeckias, nepetas, geraniums, eryngiums and a selection of white lilies.
Plant lavanders in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Keep well-trimmed to help the plant maintain its shape and prevent the stems from becoming too woody. Harvest before the flowers fully open.
Always unpack on arrival and store in a cool place until ready to plant.
Potential problems, pests and diseases:
Generally, lavenders do not suffer from any serious diseases or pest problems.