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

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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 '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.

 

 

Lavandula angustifolia 'Folgate' (Lavender 'Folgate') Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Light free-draining soil
Flower Colour Purple
Height 70cm
Spread 70cm
Latin Name Lavandula angustifolia 'Folgate'
Hardiness RHS rating H5 - Hardy - cold winter
Culinary Desserts/Drinks
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic Aromatherapy
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Hedging/Edging
Type of Garden Formal
  • 5
    Healthy plants and a great service

    Posted by Mary on 8th Jul 2020

    I was very impressed with the speed of the delivery. The healthy plants arrived in wonderful condition in recycled packaging. They are now planted out and a beautiful lavender hedge is growing...already a magnet for pollinators. Thanks so much to all at Hooksgreen Herbs. i will be ordering from you again.

  • 5
    lovely lavender

    Posted by Susan Hodgson on 19th Sep 2018

    gorgeous plants in great condition and very fast and efficient service

  • 5
    Excellent lanvender - great value for money

    Posted by Unknown 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.