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Lavandula lanata

woolly lavender

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

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Grey Silver
Summer Purple Grey Silver
Autumn Grey Silver
Winter Grey Silver
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H3
Botanical details
Family
Lamiaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Lavandula are small aromatic evergreen shrubs with usually narrow, simple, entire, toothed or lobed leaves and small tubular flowers in dense spikes in summer

Name status

Correct

Plant range
Spain

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile soil in full sun. Overwinter in frost free conditions and on the dry side. See lavender cultivation for further advice

Propagation

Propagate by seed in containers in a cold frame in spring. Take semi-ripe cuttings in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Coastal
  • Patio and container plants
  • Rock garden
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Garden edging
Pruning

Pruning group 10 in early or mid-spring

Pests

Froghoppers produce cuckoo spit, which is harmless to the plant

Diseases

May be susceptible to honey fungus and grey moulds (botrytis). High Risk Host for Xylella fastidiosa

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