Lavender is a popular plant. Understandable, because the wonderful scent of the leaves and flowers and the beautiful purple bloom make every garden a piece of France.
Varieties of Lavender
The common or English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is actually not a herb, but a small shrub. The plant has been cultivated for centuries by pharmacists and in monastery gardens for its medicinal properties. There are many varieties of the English lavender. Our favourites:
Lavendula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’ is a purple bloomer and a strong plant. There is also a variety with flowers, which bloom white and slowly turn to pink. This is Lavendula angustifolia ‘Hidcote Pink’. This plant is 60cm high and has grey-green leaves.