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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 mairei var. lanifera
Lavandula are small aromatic evergreen shrubs with usually narrow, simple, entire, toothed or lobed leaves and small tubular flowers in dense spikes in summer
L. multifida is a small, evergreen shrub with downy, fern-like, grey-green leaves and long-stalked flowers of violet-blue produced from early summer into autumn. The foliage is aromatic, but more like oregano than typical lavender
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 West-facing
SoilChalk, Loam, Sand
Time to ultimate height
Grow in very well-drained, ideally alkaline, soil in full sun. May survive outdoors in mild, dry areas, otherwise grow in a container and overwinter under cover, or treat as an annual
Propagate by seed in spring or propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants Coastal Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Deadhead to prolong flowering, then pruning group 10
Pests May be prone to rosemary beetle and cuckoo spit (froghoppers)
May be affected by grey moulds and honey fungus
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