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Lavandula angustifolia 'Folgate' (Lavender 'Folgate') Herb Plant

  • Buy Lavandula angustifolia 'Folgate' Lavender, Folgate (9cm Pot)
  • Buy Lavandula angustifolia 'Folgate' Lavender, Folgate (9cm Pot)
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Lavender 'Folgate' (Lavandula angustifolia 'Folgate') Herb in 9cm Pot

Lavender 'Folgate' is one of what are known as the English Lavenders. It is a strongly aromatic shrub growing 60-70cm tall, and is well-recognised for its beautiful scented flowers and grey-green foliage. The evergreen nature of the leaves make it an ideal hedging and garden plant as it will give structure to a garden throughout the year. The flowers of Lavender 'Folgate' are mid-purple/blue and are quite vibrant, produced on spikes at the top of slender, leafless stems 10–30 cm long.

 As a mound forming lavender, it works well when grown at the front of borders, in pots or as an informal flowering hedge, the evergreen nature of the leaves make it an ideal hedging and garden plant as it will give structure to a garden throughout the year it can also be clipped into an attractive round mound shape to give a modern look.  The flowers are also particularly attractive to bees. Lavender is a flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, native to the Mediterranean region and as such prefers a light free-draining soil and an open sunny sheltered position. Lavender enjoys being cut back hard (to 2 cm above the hardwood) after flowering in mid Sept and to maintain a neat shape they can be trimmed again in Spring after the first flush of new growth. Ideally plants should be replaced every 3-4 years as they will eventually become woody at the base especially if not regularly pruned, however,  with the correct regular pruning they can last much longer.  

Herb Usage

The flowers of all Lavenders have long been harvested for their essential oil, as well as its insect repellent properties, infusions can ease headaches and encourage restfulness. Dried Flower heads can be used in Lavender pillows to freshen clothes and repel insects in drawers.  Dried Flowers can also be used in cooking such as lavender biscuits and even lavender ice-cream.This variety of English lavender is one of the better Anugusifolia oil producers and is considered one of the best for culinary use.  If you like cooking with lavender or enjoy the sweet smell in potpourri and sachets this is the variety for you.

Buy Lavender 'Folgate' Online

Our potted Lavender 'Folgate' herb plants are generally available to buy online all year round.

 

 


Other Details

Growing conditions:
Sun / Light, free-draining soil
Flower Colour:
Mid-Purple / Blue
Height x Spread:
70cm x 70cm
Latin Name:
Lavandula angustifolia 'Folgate'
Hardiness:
RHS rating H5

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  1. Excellent lanvender - great value for money 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Aug 2014

    I am delighted with the Lavender Folgate (9cm pot) I ordered, a variety recommended on Gardener's World. They are excellent little plants, in flower and with a well developed root system. The packaging was first class, no damage to any of the plants.

    The customer service was very good.