Lavandula x intermedia 'Old English' (Lavender 'Old English') 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 'Old English' (Lavandula x intermedia'Old English') Herb in 1 Litre Pot
Lavender 'Old English' is a strongly aromatic shrub, it is a tall variety growing 100cm tall, and is well-recognised for its beautiful scented flowers, and grey-green narrow foliage. The flowers of Lavender 'Old English' are pale violet-blue, produced on spikes at the top of slender, leafless stems 30-40 cm long.
Lavandula x intermedia are tall and tough lavender's hardy to -15°C, they can cope with a pretty bad English winter, however they will not tolerate damp conditions. They all have broader leaves and longer flower stalks than the angustifolia species, making them particularly suited to using as a cut flower. They work best as a specimen in a borders or a pot. The evergreen nature of the silvery leaves make it an ideal hedging 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 in the full sun. 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 .This is the most popular species grown commercially for oil extraction. Use this variety sparingly as a culinary herb, it’s best to use it in cooked food as it has a more lively flavour than the Angustifolia varieties.
Buy Lavender 'Old English' Online
Our potted Lavender 'Old English' herb plants are generally available to buy online all year round.
|Lavandula x intermedia 'Old English' (Lavender 'Old English') Herb Plant
|Light free-draining soil
|Lavandula x intermedia 'Old English'
|RHS rating H5 - Hardy - cold winter
|Type of Garden