Lavender pedunculata description:
Very striking dark purple flowers with mauve flags in late spring and summer – a highly recommended plant.
It has upright evergreen foliage which benefits from a light trim after flowering – this will probably make it burst into flower again for the second time that year.
This is a ‘stoechas’ Lavender, which means it is a French type.
How easy is it to grow:
This is lovely in a herb garden, border or by a patio but it is a bit tricky to keep it looking good year after year and it does need a sheltered spot in well drained soil.
We have plenty more herb plants for sale – many are easy to grow.
Botanical name: Lavandula stoechas subsp. pedunculata.
Lavender Pedunculata culinary uses:
Use flowers in soups, salads and stews.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a smallish gap in a flower border.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil, also tolerates acidic soil and chalky soil.
How much moisture:
Normal moisture, or dryish stony soil.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Virtually hardy – can withstand very cold winters here in East Anglia, UK.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
After flowering trim back by about half its length – but do not cut into any growth that hasn’t got any leaves.
Leaves can get speckled from Leafhopper damage.
Size of plant:
Height 60 cm.
Spread 60 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 3 plants per square metre.
Herb plants by mail order from Boundary Nursery.