Lavender 'Jean Davis'(Lavandula angustifolia 'Jean Davis') Herb in 1 Litre Pot
Most lavenders bloom in shades of purple, but not Jean Davis. For soft, sweet spires of whisper pink this is the best variety of fragrant English lavender, perfect for pastel gardens. Maturing a little over a foot tall with an attractive full shape, Jean Davis is a good choice for gardeners that live in areas where rabbits or deer are a problem, as this cultivar is resistant to both. Lavender 'Jean Davis' has grey- green foliage and mauve pink flowers 5-8cm spikes are borne on stems 12-25cm long. This is a smaller variety that adds a lovely contrast to its purple cousins
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.
* * * Please note this is better known as Lavendula angustifolia 'Rosea' * * *
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 'Jean Davis' Online
Our potted Lavender 'Jean Davis' herb plants are generally available to buy online all year round.