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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
Lavandula 'Hidcote Alba' Lavandula angustifolia 'Edelweiss'
Lavandula 'Edelweiss' Lavandula angustifolia 'Eidelweiss White' Lavandula × intermedia 'Hidcote White' Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote White'
Lavandula are small aromatic evergreen shrubs with usually narrow, simple, entire, toothed or lobed leaves and small tubular flowers in dense spikes in summer
'Edelweiss' is a rounded, evergreenshrub to about 50cm, with branching stems bearing aromatic,linear leaves. Spikes of scented, white flowers are produced in summer
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing
SoilChalk, Loam, Sand
pHAlkaline, Acid, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Prefers a well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil but tolerates acidic conditions. In heavy soil improve drainage as lavender does not tolerate waterlogging. Potash will encourage flowering but high nitrogen fertilisers and manure will result in 'floppy' plants
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings, may not come true from seed
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Garden Edging
City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants Wildlife Gardens Mediterranean Climate Plants Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Rock Garden
Pruning Pruning group 10, after flowering
Pests Leafhoppers may be a problem
Grey moulds may be a problem
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