With Christmas nearly upon us it may seem a little soon to start thinking about which type of lavender you would like in your garden, but in all honesty it is never too soon to start thinking about lavender plants, especially when you think of the varieties that are available.
From the compact, sweet white flowers of the Angustifolia ‘Arctic Snow’ to the stunning, bright mid-blue flowers of the Intermedia ‘Old English’ and everything in between, there is most definitely a Lavender for everyone!
We often get asked what the best lavender is to suit certain needs, for instance what is the best lavender for bees? Well the short answer is most lavender’s with a nice strong scent will have the bee’s flocking to your garden to sample the yummy lavender you have provided them with, after all lavender is one of the most bee-friendly plants you can have in your garden.
You may be looking for a lavender which is a little bit different, well why not try one of the Stoecha varieties of lavender. My personal favourite is the Fathead variety, there is just something ever so special about the exquisite purple tufts.
If you are looking for something which is slightly different while remaining somewhat traditional we recommend our Angustifolia Miss Katherine, the delicate pink flowers make this lavender really stand out in the garden, it is also one of the more traditional lavenders.
Are you looking for something which is low maintenance? Well a popular choice is the ‘Hidcote’ Lavender, however most Lavender plant’s are happy in soil that is not particularly fertile and will withstand a lot of neglect, making them the perfect plant for a seasoned professional or even a complete novice.
These are just a few of the lavender varieties which are available. There is also something quite special about picking out your lavender for spring, you can try something completely different or opt for a traditional mix, whatever you decide you will most definitely not regret welcoming lavender into your garden.
Wondering what to do with your lavender plants when the time comes? Why not check out our ‘How to Grow Lavender’ blog.