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Lavandula angustifolia 'Imperial Gem' (Lavender 'Imperial Gem' )Herb Plant

£6.50
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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 'Imperial Gem' (Lavandula angustifolia 'Imperial Gem') Herb in 1 litre  Pot

Lavender 'Imperial Gem' is a strongly aromatic shrub growing 20-30cm 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 'Imperial Gem' are tightly packed in a rich deep, dark-purple, produced on spikes at the top of slender, leafless stems 10–30 cm long.

 As a 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. 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.

Buy Lavender 'Imperial Gem'  Online

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

 

Lavandula angustifolia 'Imperial Gem' (Lavender 'Imperial Gem' )Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Light free-draining soil
Flower Colour Purple
Height 30cm
Spread 30cm
Latin Name Lavandula angustifolia 'Imperial Gem'
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
    Imperial Gem

    Posted by Unknown on 12th May 2021

    Great condition, packaged really well. Thank you.

  • 5
    Imperial Gem Lavender

    Posted by C Smith on 14th Apr 2021

    Superb plants in great condition, very good root systems established. Many Thanks.

  • 5
    Looks great

    Posted by Unknown on 6th Oct 2020

    The lavender arrived in good condition and seems to be adapting to its new location in my garden well.