Lavandula angustifolia Vera 50 SEEDS
Vera is an outstanding heirloom English Lavender known for its sweetly fragrant oil, dark lavender-blue flower spikes and compact growth habit. Our selection of 'Vera' is also the most cold hardy variety of English Lavender.
Scientific Name : Lavandula angustifolia
Common Name : Lavender
Hardiness Zone : 5a - 8b
Hardiness Degree : -20°F (-29°C)
Blooming Season : Late Spring, Summer, Late Summer
Plant Habit : Mounded
Characteristics : Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Water : Medium
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 20 - 22" (51 - 56cm)
Height : 24 - 30" (61 - 76cm)
Width : 18 - 20" (46 - 51cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : Long, broad, silver-green leaves and lavender flowers in Summer.
Idea & Tips : Plant in well-drained soils in full sun.
Also known as True Lavender or English Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia (formerly known as officinalis, a reflection of its medicinal properties) and is a native to the Mediterranean. Angustifolia (from it's Botanical name) means 'narrow-leaved', reminding us that these plants will happily thrive in hot, dry conditions, all the better to encourage the development of the essential oils that give the leaves and flowers their distinctive, much-loved fragrance. The Roman name for lavender, lavandarius, comes from the Latin 'lavare' (to wash).
Such a distinct fragrance and now used in so many products that you buy for example washing powder, soap, perfume and shampoo.
During Roman times, lavender flowers were sold for 100 denarii per pound, which was about the same as a month's wages for a farm laborer, or fifty haircuts from the local barber.
With its compact habit, silvery grey leaves and dusky dark blue/purple flowers Lavandula angustifolia 'Vera' is ideal for edging borders or as a low hedge. It can be trimmed to shape or left to form soft mounds.
Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.
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