Lavandula angustifolia 'Backhouse purple' (Lavender 'Blackhouse purple') Herb Plant
Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.
The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.
Lavender 'Backhouse purple' (Lavandula angustifolia 'Backhouse purple') Herb in 1 Litre Pot
Lavender 'Backhouse purple' is a delicately aromatic, shrub, growing 60-70cm tall, and is 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 'Backhouse purple' are deep purple, produced at the top of slender, leafless stems 10–20 cm long.
As a dwarf compact 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, the variety is earlier flowering.
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.
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.
Buy Lavender 'Backhouse purple' Online
Our potted Lavender 'Backhouse purple' herb plants are generally available to buy online all year round.
|Lavandula angustifolia 'Backhouse purple' (Lavender 'Blackhouse purple') Herb Plant
|Light free-draining soil
|Lavandula angustifolia 'Blackhouse purple'
|RHS rating H4 - Hardy average winter
|Type of Garden