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Garden Blog PARC'S | July 1, 2020

Lavandula angustifolia

True lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is easy to care for and sparks a veritable sea of flowers for bees and butterflies during the summer months.

Data

Botanical name: Lavandula angustifolia
German name: Echter Lavendel
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiates)
Flowering time: June to August
Flowers: purple
Foliage:
Evergreen
Growth habit:
Ornamental shrub, up to 80 cm high
Origin:
Coastal regions of the Mediterranean

Details of the Lavandula angustifolia

Lavandula angustifolia is an ornamental evergreen shrub that exudes a wonderful fragrance in summer. The countless lip flowers at the end of the stems conjure up colorful splashes of color in the garden from June to August and attract numerous bees and butterflies with their aromatic scent. The intense purple color in particular makes this ornamental shrub look so impressive. The evergreen leaves of Lavandula angustifolia are narrow and elongated and shimmer gray-green in the light. The true lavender grows bushy and reaches a height of 80cm. The low-maintenance ornamental shrub convinces with the lush and intense flowering during the summer months. 

Lavandula angustifolia requires a warm, sunny location and likes a humus-poor and well-drained soil. Uncomplicated lavender tolerates drought better than too much water, but a shrub planted in containers needs more water than one planted in the garden. Cut back in late summer after flowering, Lavandula angustifolia easily survives the winter and again delights its owner with an impressive display of flowers in the following summer months. 

Use in design

Whether as a single plant or in groups: Lavandula angustifolia is versatile. True lavender looks particularly beautiful as a companion plant in rose beds, where it creates beautiful color compositions in combination with the rose blossoms. At the same time, Lavandula angustifolia's intense scent contributes to pest repellency on roses. The true lavender provides a Mediterranean character, but also provides a real vacation feeling and pretty eye-catchers in other gardens. The undemanding ornamental shrub also cuts a fine figure in a planter and adds interesting accents to the terrace or balcony. Our plant of the month is not only easy to care for, but also an intensely fragrant eye-catcher during the summer months. 

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The right planter

Lavandula angustifolia decorates many a terrace or balcony in a pretty planter. The most diverse planters are available in the online store of Amadeo Ambiente. To the store

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