Help us achieve our goals:
make a donation »
Join the RHS today and
support our charity
Free personalised gardening advice
RHS members get reduced ticket prices
RHS members get free access to RHS Gardens
Reduced prices on RHS Garden courses and workshops
020 3176 5800
Mon – Fri | 9am – 5pm
Make a donation
Join the RHS today and support our charity
Register for free to receive our newsletters, add comments to blogs/articles and to save content.
We have combined these two powerful search tools into a single Find a Plant service searching over 250,000 plant records.
Virtually all of the features of the old searches are still available and in addition we have added several new features to create a more comprehensive and user friendly search experience.
When using this search
Search by plant name, key attributes or both to find plant details and a list of
AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
© RHS 1997
the RHS today and get 12 months for the price of 9
Other common names
Lavandula angustifolia 'Large White' Lavandula × intermedia 'Dutch White'
Lavandula × intermedia 'Large White' Lavandula 'Alba'
Lavandula are small aromatic evergreen shrubs with usually narrow, simple, entire, toothed or lobed leaves and small tubular flowers in dense spikes in summer
'Alba' is a robust evergreen shrub to 1m or more, with linear, grey-green leaves and long spikes of pure white flowers
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect East-facing or West-facing
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, 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 Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Pruning group 10, after flowering
Pests Leafhoppers may be a problem
Grey moulds may be a problem
RHS members can get exclusive individual advice from the RHS Gardening Advice team.
We're a UK charity established to share the best in gardening. We want to enrich everyone's life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.
Like this page on facebook
Click on the Tweet button below to compose your tweet.
Join the RHS today and get 12 months for the price of 9