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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 are small aromatic evergreen shrubs with usually narrow, simple, entire, toothed or lobed leaves and small tubular flowers in dense spikes in summer
L. lanata is an evergreen dwarf shrub to 75cm tall, with white-woolly stems and leaves, and dark purple flowers in long-stemmed aromatic spikes
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile soil in full sun. Overwinter in frost free conditions and on the dry side
Propagate by seed in containers in a cold frame in spring. Take semi-ripe cuttings in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Garden Edging Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden
Pruning Pruning group 10 in early or mid-spring
Pests Froghoppers produce cuckoo spit, which is harmless to the plant
May be susceptible to honey fungus and grey moulds (botrytis)
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