Mr Fothergill’s French Lavender (Lavandula stoechas) Seeds
€3.95 “Price excl. VAT: €3.95”
Aromatic silver-grey leaves and small purple flowers topped with rose-purple bracts. Often winter hardy given some protection.
Height: 60 cm/24-inch
Plant Class: Hardy Shrub (HS)
Useful Information: Hardy Shrub (HS); Full sun; Suitable for cutting; Suitable for attracting Bees; Suitable for attracting Butterflies; Fragrant variety; Shrub; Perfect for Pollination
Sow and Grow: Sow indoors, February-June, 0.5 cm (1/4-inch) deep, in a tray of compost. Water well and place in a cold frame, unheated greenhouse, or on a warm kitchen windowsill. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 21-42 days. Transplant individually, when large enough to handle, to 7.5 cm (3-inch) pots. Always hold by a leaf, never by the stem. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out, into well-drained soil in a sheltered spot, August-October, 40 cm (16-inch) apart. If plants are large enough to transplant outside in autumn, they are best protected with cloches through the winter. Alternatively, plant out, March-May, the following spring. Flowers: June-September, the following year.
Hints and Tips:French Lavender is hardy to approximately -5 degree C (23 degree F) in well-drained soil and sheltered position. Protection with a winter mulch of straw or peat is beneficial.