Lavendula angustifolia Ardesche Blue 17
Lavender angustifolia is a beautiful plant for use in the garden and kitchen. You can make beautiful border frames or very decorative hedges. Lavender plants keep lice away, they hate lavender scent. You can dry the flowers and use them in scented bags for the linen cupboard. Plant the Lavender in groups for a beautiful result.
Details Lavendula angustifolia Ardesche Blue 17 cm pot
- Bee Friendly
- Blooms: June – August
- Flower colour: blue
- Leaf colour: Grey
- Full grown: 1 Year
- Full grown height: 25 – 50 cm
- Full grown width: 10 – 25 cm
- Plant location: sunny
- Plant depth: 20 cm
- Plant spacing: 25 cm
- Hardiness: -15 Celsius
How to take care of Lavendula angustifolia Ar
The most important factor when growing lavender is to use a well-drained limey soil (alkaline) and little or no fertilizer. Lavendula angustifolia Ar thrive best in sunny locations. Problems usually arise because the soil is unhealthy.
Avoid chemicals and fertilizers that kill the beneficial organisms in the soil. Place in the soil so that the first green leaves only just show above the soil. Water well after planting. Let them dry out a little before soaking it again.
Pruning is necessary to extend the life of the plant. Trim lightly in autumn immediately after flowering and in mid spring cut back straggly plants to promote bushy new growth. Cut back to about a third of the grey-leaved stems.
Lavenders that are not pruned have a tendency to become woody in the centre. L. stoechas, L. angustifolia and L. x intermedia may be pruned back by 1/3 to ½.