• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Lavandula angustifolia 'Loddon Blue'

English lavender 'Loddon Blue'

English lavender 'Loddon Blue'

© � RHS 1998

  • Other common names English lavender 'Loddon Blue'

  • Genus Lavandula are small aromatic evergreen shrubs with usually narrow, simple, entire, toothed or lobed leaves and small tubular flowers in dense spikes in summer

  • Family Lamiaceae / Lamiaceae

  • Species 'Loddon Blue' is a compact plant to 50cm in height, with narrow, grey-green leaves and deep blue-purple flowers

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Bushy

  • Fragrance Flower

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect East-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilSand, Chalk, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Prefers a well-drained neutral to alkaline soil but tolerates acidic conditions. In heavy soil improve drainage as lavender does not tolerate waterlogging. Potash will encourage flowering but high nitrogen fertilisers and manure will result in 'floppy' plants

Propagation Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings, may not come true from seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Garden Edging City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden Wildlife Gardens

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 10, after flowering

Pests Leafhoppers may be a problem

Diseases Grey moulds may be a problem

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