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Lavandula Canariensis - Lavender

Lavandula Canariensis - Lavender

Type Shrub, Alpine, Culinary, Container-friendly, Evergreen
Size Low Border (up to 50cm height)
Form Spreading
Colours Dark green Foliage, Light blue Flowers (Summer)
Care Some maintenance required
Hardiness Half hardy
Growth Medium growing

Lavandula canariensis is quite different to other European Lavenders having evolved in the sub tropical Canary islands. The more compact form and attractive fine cut foliage are complimented with light mauve blue flower spikes throughout the summer. Plant in a pot and consider putting under cold glass in winter or plant is well drained sunny sheltered spot to maximise the chance of winter survival.

Cultivation tips: This low growing lavender requires a well drained fertile garden soil, being especially suited to chalky soils. Plant in full sun in sheltered areas - preferably south facing and be prepared to provide protection in cold spells as this variety is not as hardy as other lavender. Trim flower shoots after flowering, prune last years growth to shape in spring.
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