French lavender incl. zinc bucket - PlantLavandula stoechas
Blooms for longer than other lavender species
Butterfly lavender owes its name to the shape of its petals. It also makes the perfect potted plant. The plant blooms sooner than other lavender species and also grows for longer, so it’s perfect for your balcony or patio. The plant thrives in sun and doesn’t mind being moved around. It can handle rain well too, but be sure that water can drain out of its pot.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreLavandula stoechas subsp. Pedunculata can be planted in flower pots, window-boxes or in the garden. Prefer the French Lavender as a pot plant? Choose a large pot with holes in the base. Cover the bottom with pot shards or a layer of hydro pellets. Part fill with fresh potting compost and plant the French Lavender at the correct depth. Fill the pot with compost and press firmly down. Water your French Lavender immediately after planting. Line a porous pot with plastic or use a plastic inner pot in order to prevent evaporation. This will stop the root ball drying out too quickly. Or, plant your Lavandula stoechas subsp. Pedunculata directly into the garden. Improve the soil by adding a little potting compost.
Show moreWater your Lavandula stoechas subsp. Pedunculata regularly to avoid the root ball drying out. If you regularly remove the spent flowers you will encourage a second flowering. For an abundance of flowers we recommend adding plant food throughout the summer when watering. After the flowering season has finished prune the dead stems, and again in March. Do not prune too far back into any dead wood.
Show moreThis unusual French Lavender has what appear to be wings made up of large petals on top of the flower spike. This variety is also known as Butterfly or Papillon Lavender. Lavandula stoechas subsp. Pedunculata flowers earlier and longer than 'common' lavender and this plant spreads an aromatic pine scent! The French Lavender is slightly less hardy than 'common' lavender.
- Extra information
Latin name Lavandula stoechas Delivery type Supplied as container plant Guarantee 5 years guarantee Color Blue, Purple Light preference full sun , partial sun Scented deliciously scented Flowers for cutting yes Flowering period May - September Growing height 40 - 60 cm Planting distance 20 - 30 cm