Lavender FAQs

Below are some answers to common questions from customers. If you can't find the information you are looking for, please email us at info@lavenderworld.co.uk and ask any questions you have.

Plants

Smallest – Little Lady

Largest/tallest – Grosso

Hardiest – Hidcote and Grosso

Traditional English varieties – Hidcote, Munstead, Imperial Gem and Peter Pan

Bees' favourite - Grosso

Best variety for a hedge or row:

  • Hidcote – neat and traditional
  • Grosso large – coverage
  • Little Lady – short and compact

Planting

Soil – Lavender loves dry soil! Mix small stones/pebbles and grit sand into the soil to aid with drainage.

Watering – General rule of thumb, water sparingly as lavender loves dry soil. Water every 2 to 3 days after planting for the first 2 weeks; after this water only if the weather is very hot.

Please note – lavender planted in pots will need watering more regularly than plants in the ground.

Feeding – We don’t recommend feeding lavender, however you can use ‘Levington Tomorite Concentrated Tomato Food’. 

Spacing

How many plants do I need? – We recommend planting 3 or 4 plants within a meter or 9 to 16 per meter square.

For large varieties like Grosso and Edelweiss, plant 3 per metre.

 Dried Lavender

1KG of dried lavender fills three-quarters of a carrier bag.

 

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