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French Lavender 'Van Gogh'

Lavandula 'Van Gogh'

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Tender

H5-H2

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

70cm

Max

70cm

20cm

Min

20cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

French Lavender 'Van Gogh' Overview

The cultivar Lavandula 'Van Gogh' is a spreading, evergreen, aromatic shrub with a fragrant scent that attracts both bees and butterflies. They're great plants for adding to gardens and borders and can also be grown in containers. This cultivar is a hybrid bred from the plants Spanish lavender, Lavandula stoechas and green / white lavender, L. viridis. This cultivar produces bright green, linear, aromatic foliage with straight edges, which are densely covered in hairs, creating a woolly covering. Flowers are highly scented and attractive, coloured powder-blue to light purple, arranged on a cylindrical flowerhead and topped with showy bracts in a pale white to green-yellow shade. These bloom on stems measuring approximately 10-15cm long and the typical height of this cultivar is around 60-75cm tall.

How to propagate French Lavender 'Van Gogh'

Cuttings

Softwood or semi-ripe cuttings from young specimens in early summer. Hardwood cuttings may be taken from new growth following flowering, in late autumn.

Special features of French Lavender 'Van Gogh'

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Pot plant