Lavender is a small evergreen shrub, beautifully aromatic. Flowers of this variety are a deep violet purple. A popular and reliable plant that is intensely fragrant, best grown at the front of borders or beside paths where the scent can be fully appreciated. Plant in full sun. Height 30 to 40 cm.
Cut back the stalks after flowers have faded. Remember dead heading blooms can encourage prolonged flowering. However, faded flower heads and subsequent seed heads add valuable interest in the winter as well as providing a vital food scource for birds. Lavander particularly attracts bees as well as butterflies and many other beneficial insects to your garden.