Lavender 'Purple Ribbon' / Dwarf French Lavender / Lavandula stoechas / Seeds

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Lavender 'Purple Ribbon' / Dwarf French Lavender / Lavandula stoechas / Seeds

An improved dwarf strain of the famous French Lavender, with handsome large deep-purple flowerheads in May to July.  The plant has strong and fragrant grey/green leaves which stay out all year.

Plants have a good bushy habit and upright stems, growing to a height of 20 40cm.  An excellent plant for flower gardens, for edging and in containers.  
French Lavender thrives best in a warm sunny spot and in well drained soil.  It attracts bees and butterflies.

 

Pack of 50 seeds.  Sow anytime, possibly including several weeks in a fridge. Winter and early spring sowings flower in the first year, and plants can be grown as annuals or kept as perennials. Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.


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Hardiness Hardy evergreen perennial (RHS Hardiness H4)
Flowers May - July/August
Height 20 - 40cm
Spread 20 - 40cm
Conditions  Sun and well drained soil
Sow

Sow in autumn on the surface of a tray of seed compost. Press the seeds into the compost and cover in clear plastic.  Over-winter in a cold frame or unheated greenhouse.  Seedlings emerge in early spring.  Or sow anytime.  Keep at 20C. If there is no germination in 3-4 weeks, place the tray in a fridge for 2-4 weeks and then back into the warmth for germination.  Do not exclude light which is needed for germination.  Transplant the seedlings into pots and then into the garden after the last frost in a sunny position.

Grow Grow plants in well drained soil to enable survival over winter.  Plants need little care once established.  Lightly trim plants after flowering.  Do not cut into the woody parts of the plant, as stems may not regrow.  Plants are not generally troubled by pests and diseases.  Semi-ripe cutting can be done in summer.