Lavandula angustifolia is thought to be the true English Lavender & is an excellent plant for low informal hedging. The plants grow to 45 to 60cm tall, flowering around mid-summer with a rich sweet scent which is highly attractive to bees. The plants tolerate acid soil but favour neutral to alkaline soils. They are drought resistant and cold hardy.
Lavandula angustifolia English lavender Sow winter to late spring or sow in late summer to autumn on the surface of a well-drained, seed compost in pots or trays. Cover seed with a light sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Keep at a temperature of between 15 to 20°C. Germination occurs in 21 to 90 days. When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into 7.5cm pots. Acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 10 to 15 day before planting out after all risk of frost, 45cm apart in well-drained soil & in full sun.