Lavender (Lavandula) is a romantic flower and every gardener should have at least one variety in their garden. These perennials love a sunny location with good drainage. Lavender is extremely drought tolerant once it is established, but it should be watered regularly when young.
Lavender has a beautifully delicate and sweet scent that signifies summer is here! The plant is also pollinator-friendly and will attract bees to your garden!
Two of the hardiest and best-known varieties are the English varieties (Lavendula angustifolia) ‘Hidcote’ and ‘Munstead’. These varieties of English Lavender produce wonderfully fragrant blue-lavender coloured flowers during the summer. You can also try several new varieties of English Lavender including one called ‘Felice’. This new variety produces beautiful blue flowers in late May and early June.
English Lavender 'Munstead'
English Lavender 'Hidcote'
Another popular variety of Lavender is the Spanish Lavender (Lavendula stoechas) ‘Anouk’. This variety produces a consistent display of flowers from June through September. To encourage them to repeatedly bloom is it best to cut them back after they produce their first set of flowers to encourage the second bloom.
Spanish Lavender 'Anouk'
At Hunters Garden Centre, Lavender is one of our must-have sun perennials for the summer and is available at both locations! Click Here to visit our perennial page with our top perennials for Spring, Summer and Winter; as well we have a list of the best perennials for sun and for shade.
Click Here to download our Lavender Care Guide. As always, call or visit us in-store to speak with an expert who can answer all your Lavender-related questions.