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Lavandula x intermedia Exceptional - 10-30cm, 2lt

Lavandula x intermedia Exceptional - 10-30cm, 2lt

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Lavandula X intermedia, commonly known as lavandin, is an exceptional hybrid plant resulting from the cross between Lavandula angustifolia (English lavender) and Lavandula latifolia (spike lavender). This perennial shrub is highly regarded for its robust growth, prolific blooming, and the delightful fragrance that characterises its blossoms.

Lavandin plants typically grow larger and more vigorously than true lavender, reaching heights of up to 90 cm (3 feet) and a spread of about the same. The foliage is evergreen, displaying narrow, grey-green leaves that are finely toothed and covered with a fine, downy texture. This foliage not only adds to the plant’s aesthetic appeal but also emits a subtle fragrance when brushed against.

The flower spikes of Lavandula × intermedia are long and slender, adorned with densely packed blooms that appear from mid-summer to early autumn. The flowers are usually a vibrant lavender-purple, although some varieties may exhibit shades of blue or white. These blossoms are not only visually striking but also highly aromatic, exuding a strong, sweet scent that is a hallmark of the plant.

Lavandin is prized for its essential oils, which are more abundant than those of true lavender, making it a preferred choice for commercial production. The oil extracted from lavandin is used extensively in aromatherapy, perfumery, and the production of soaps and cosmetics due to its potent and long-lasting fragrance.

In addition to its olfactory appeal, Lavandula × intermedia is also favoured for its hardiness and ease of cultivation. It thrives in well-drained soils with full sun exposure and demonstrates a remarkable resistance to drought and pests. These attributes make it an ideal choice for garden borders, rockeries, and as a feature plant in both formal and informal garden settings.

Overall, Lavandula × intermedia stands out as a versatile and resilient plant that combines ornamental beauty with practical uses, enriching gardens and commercial products alike with its distinctive qualities.

  • Common Name

    Lavandula × intermedia Exceptional

  • Family

    Lamiaceae

  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size

    2

  • Height (cm)

    10-30cm

  • Native To

    garden origin, England

  • Flower

    very aromatic, deep bluish-purple

  • Foliage

    aromatic, slender, grey-green leaves

  • Maturation period

    2–5 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

0.5-1m

Mature Width

0.5-1m

Shape / habit

bushy

Preferred Location

Orientation

West–facing or South–facing or East–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun

Soil moisture

well–drained

Growing Period

Flower

summer

Foliage

all year

Fruit

autumn

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