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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
French lavender 'Kew Red'
Lavandula are small aromatic evergreen shrubs with usually narrow, simple, entire, toothed or lobed leaves and small tubular flowers in dense spikes in summer
'Kew Red' is a compact, bushy shrub to 50cm, with striking colouring. Flowers are very deep pink to red, calyces dark purple, while the sterile bracts are pale pink. Needs a sheltered position and protection from cold winds
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect West-facing or South-facing
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
pHNeutral, Acid, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny position
Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Garden Edging Flower borders and beds
Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants City & Courtyard Gardens Rock Garden
Pruning Pruning group 10
Pests Susceptible to rosemary beetle and cuckoo spit (froghoppers)
May be affected by grey mould and honey fungus
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