Lavender Stoechas (French Lavender)
Pot Size : 1L
The Lavender Stoechas herb, also called French Lavender, is a delightful addition to your garden. This bushy, upright Mediterranean evergreen shrub boasts aromatic grey-green foliage and showcases dense, oval heads of fragrant small purple flowers, each adorned with a tuft of purple bracts.
Flowers through spring and summer. Attractive to bees and butterflies.
ENJOY: Scented flowers can be used in baking or drinks.
Height: 0.1 – 0.5 metres
Spread: 0.1 – 0.5 metres
Flowers: Dark Purple
Common Lavender Varieties
Season offers nine varieties of Lavender in total, all professionally grown in our Sussex glasshouses to ensure you get the highest quality plant. However, what are the main differences between each type of Lavender? Here is a summary so you can choose the best plant for your kitchen garden:
This French Lavender variety can be recognised by its unique bulb-shaped stems with light purple petals at the top. With light floral notes this lavender works great for indoor growing.
With long stems and a rich floral taste, Lavender Grosso grows spaciously and is great for filling empty spots in the garden. Its wonderful fragrance will attract lots of insects and pollinators.
Lavender Hidcote has a distinctive flavour which is like a floral blend between rosemary and mint. It grows faster than other varieties and can produce a plentiful crop for perfumes and drying.
Munstead grows into a uniform shrub and makes a great choice for growing in sunny locations such as a balcony or window sill. It is also able to withstand less watering than other varieties.
This variety stands out due to the pale pink colour of its buds and flowers. It is also very hardy and can withstand low temperatures and more extreme conditions.
You’ll recognise Lavender Folgate due to its deep and vibrant purple colours. A wonderful herb to cook with or to add to a syrup, honey or jam.
This variety has light leaves that follow the stems up the plant and is great for decorating your kitchen garden or for use in bouquet arrangements. It is compact and can grow in smaller spaces.
Light lilac colour with tiny flowers that bloom close together on the stem. Perfect to brighten up areas of your herb garden that do not get as much water.
Striking deep purple buds and flowers that bloom for longer than any other variety (towards the end of the summer months). Great for attracting wildlife to the garden.
Soil: Well Drained
Light Conditions: Partially shaded
Frost Tolerance: Frost tolerant to -20