I saw this lavender at the Cotswolds lavender Farm and luckily Hooksgreen had it in stock. As always a lovely specimen as were the other types of lavender that I also bought! Why have one variety when you can have many!! Hooksgreen never fails me.....ever......always beautiful.
Lavandula angustifolia 'Melissa Lilac' (Lavender 'Melissa Lilac') 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 'Melissa Lilac'('Lavandula angustifolia 'Melissa Lilac') Herb in 9cm Pot
Lilac purple, mildly scented flowers on broad grey-green foliage make this an exceptional garden Lavender reaching a height of 60cm (24in). 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 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.
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 'Melissa Lilac' Online
Our potted Lavender 'Melissa Lilac' herb plants are generally available to buy online all year round.
|Lavandula angustifolia 'Melissa Lilac' (Lavender 'Melissa Lilac') Herb Plant|
|Soil Type||Light free-draining soil|
|Latin Name||Lavandula angustifolia 'Melissa Lilac'|
|Hardiness||RHS rating H5 - Hardy - cold winter|
|Type of Garden||Formal|
Beautiful healthy plant which was promptly despatched and very well packed. I can't wait to see it flower in the summer.
excellent plants sent very quickly. many thanks will order more!