Lavender lanata / Woolly Lavender / Lavandula lanata / Seeds

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Lavender lanata / Woolly Lavender / Lavandula lanata / Seeds

An unusual later flowering Lavender, growing in dry mountainous areas of Spain.  Plants have fine silvery woolly evergreen leaves and spikes of lilac flowers later in the summer.  Woolly Lavender plants grow into small shrubs up to about 1m in height.  They can be pruned after flowering or in the spring to maintain a good shape.

These plants grow best in full hot sun and well-drained soil, doing well in dry herb gardens, rockeries and pots.  They are on the tender side, but can survive winters in warmer places in the UK in well-drained soil otherwise protect over winter or take cuttings in summer.

Pack of 30 seeds.  Sow in autumn or early winter in a coldframe or unheated greenhouse for germination in the spring. Or sow anytime, including time in a fridge.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet. 

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Hardiness Hardy evergreen perennial (RHS Hardiness H3)
Flowers June to September
Height 50 - 100cm
Spread 50 - 100cm
Conditions  Sun and well drained soil

In autumn, sow seeds in a tray of seed compost and over-winter in a cold frame or unheated greenhouse.  Seedlings emerge in early spring.  Or sow anytime, keeping the tray of seeds in a fridge for 6 weeks and then at 15-18C. Seedlings emerge from 4 weeks onwards. Transplant to pots when seedlings are big enough and into the garden after the last frost.  

Grow 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 cuttings can be done in summer.