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French Lavender Stoechas 'Butterfly Giant Summer' 2 Litre

French Lavender Stoechas 'Butterfly Giant Summer' 2 Litre

£6.95
Lavender Stoechas Butterfly Giant Summer - June 2016
Lavender Stoechas Butterfly Giant Summer - June 2016 Lavender Stoechas Butterfly Giant Summer - June 2016
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Quick Overview
Beautiful long flowering lavender plants in 2 litre pots. Winter hardy and evergreen in warmer parts of the Uk.
Plant Size (cm)
Plant Size (cm)
Up to 20cm
Pot Size - Litre
Pot Size - Litre
2 Litre
Anticipated Height
Anticipated Height
20cm Ex Pot
Toleration
Toleration
-5
Flowering Colour
Flowering Colour
Purple
Growth Speed
Growth Speed
Medium
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Lavender Stoechas also known as French Lavender. An impressive relatively new variety of French lavender, stems are upright up to 60cm tall (2ft) and narrow, very aromatic grey-green leaves. Flowerheads are huge, plentiful and densely packed with tiny purple flowers, topped with deep lilac wings. The blooms are very attractive to bees and butterflies and will be buzzing with life throughout summer. A drought tolerant plant, perfect for hot, dry situations. Plant in full sun through to a lightly shaded area. Look fantastic planted on mass to create a border or in pots.

What to expect: Your plant will arrive in a 2 litre pot, depending on the time of year purchased it may arrive looking exactly like the pictures taken June 2016

Lavandula stoechas cultivars start flowering in May, and these only want regular deadheading – removing each of the big knobbly dead flowers complete with a short stalk as soon as they go over, but leaving the rest of the plant untouched. That way, they’ll keep flowering right through the summer and on into early autumn.

Lavender are a fantastic choice for containers and pots choose 6-8in wide pot with plenty of holes in the base so that excess water doesn’t become a problem, lavender do not like to be to wet. Put a handful of gravel in the bottom for extra drainage then fill with a mixture of John Innes No 2 potting compost and about 10 per cent bark chippings or gravel for aeration.