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Lavandula lanata (Woolly lavender)

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.75m
Max height
0.9m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lavandula lanata

Other names

Woolly lavender

Genus

Lavandula Lavandula

Species

L. lanata - L. lanata is a rounded to mound-forming, bushy, tender, evergreen shrub with linear to lance-shaped, densely white-woolly leaves and dense spikes of fragrant, dark purple flowers in late summer.


Lavandula lanata is: Evergreen

Fragrance

The flowers are scented. Good for drying.

Habit

Bushy, Rounded

Flower

Purple in Summer

Foliage

Silvery-grey, Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Cuckoo spit , Rosemary leaf beetle Cuckoo spit , Rosemary leaf beetle

Grey mould Grey mould

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 10. Avoid cutting into old wood.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Lavandula lanata (Woolly lavender) will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.9m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), City, Coastal, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Flavouring food and drinks, Flower Arranging, Garden edging, Gravel, Mediterranean, Rock, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny site. Overwinter in a frost-free site.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Lavandula lanata

Other names

Woolly lavender

Genus

Lavandula Lavandula

Species

L. lanata - L. lanata is a rounded to mound-forming, bushy, tender, evergreen shrub with linear to lance-shaped, densely white-woolly leaves and dense spikes of fragrant, dark purple flowers in late summer.

Native to

Spain

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

The flowers are scented. Good for drying.

Habit

Bushy, Rounded


Colour

Flower

Purple in Summer

Foliage

Silvery-grey, Grey-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Cuckoo spit , Rosemary leaf beetle

Specific diseases

Grey mould

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 10. Avoid cutting into old wood.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lavandula lanata (Woolly lavender) will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.9m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), City, Coastal, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Flavouring food and drinks, Flower Arranging, Garden edging, Gravel, Mediterranean, Rock, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny site. Overwinter in a frost-free site.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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