The Lavender Garden - Catalogue
|Sweetly scented, highly coloured flowers, grey/green foliage, fully hardy. Flowering late May through June/July. Height to 24" unless otherwise stated. (40-60cm).|
|Little Lady P|
Outstanding variety. Sky Blue. One of the best for a low compact Hedge. Butterfly and bee favourite. Very sweetly scented.|
The Original Midnight Blue Stunner! All raised from cuttings. Beware of seed raised imitations! Great hedging plant.|
Proven winner for over 50 years!
Lovely Sapphire Blue colour. Eyecatchin.|
One of the best blues available.
(Up to 18")
Good pure white angustifolia, Looks good against darker colours.|
Seems very attractive for bumblebees!
|Imperial Gem A||
Similar colour to Hidcote, Deep Blue/Purple. Maybe slightly taller than Hidcote. A striking plant in bloom!|
Charming pale violet flowers! Compact and reliable.|
Good chunky Dark Purple Lavender, Neat and compact!|
|Blue Rider P||
Recent introduction with very long deep blue flowers.|
Classic pastel pink lavender, introduced in the 1930's.|
Nice in a cottage garden.
|Melissa Lilac P||
This is a superb plant. Long creamy marshmallow coloured flowers over excellent foliage.|
Our own new introduction. Low tidy plant with long sweet scented white flowers.|
|Little Lottie A||
A pinky white delicacy! Tidy and compact.|
Round pom pom type mid- blue flowers on this charming low growing plant.|
Stunning long violet flowers. Good for dried flower arranging.|
A delicate blush, Pleasing contrast with tradional coloured lavender.|
Long mid blue flowers.|
Original and genuine violet blue flowers, A larger angustifolia, beware of seed raised imitations.|
Pink and white at the same time. Rarely seen!|
Dark Blue small neat flowers, Excellent dwarf variety.|
|Lady Anne P|
Compact habit, pale pink flowers.|
|Miss Muffet AP|
More of a rockery plant, than for hedging. Compact and blue.|
|Miss Katherine AP||
Darkest Pink of the angustiolia lavenders.|
|Nana Alba A||
Compact tidy white plant 12" Needs hot sheltered position.|
Better as a solo plant in a hot sheltered place. Pale blue.|
Recent introduction. Very deep blue scented flowers.|
Lanata X angustifolia
|Deep purple flowers on silver foliage. Flowering late June-July, hardy to -10° C|
|Richard Gray A||Vibrant deep purple flowers over smooth silver foliage, exquisitely different.|
|Sawyers A||Similar to Richard Gray, but with longer and more spear-like flowers.|
|Lanata (Pure form)||Silver wooly leaves with the darkest lavender purple flowers.|
Lavandula X intermedia
|Often referred to as Lavandin. Broader and larger than the Angustifolia varieties. Large flower heads, grey/green foliage. Strongly scented. Fully Hardy. Flowering late June-July/August.24-36" max.(60-90 cm.)|
The lavender of Provence. Tall spikes of violet-blue flowers. Highly scented. A truly delightful plant. Excellent!|
|Grappenhall||Very large mid-blue Edwardian lavender.|
|Old English Group||Traditional powder blue, cottage garden favourite.|
|Lullingstone Castle||A spreading giant. Traditional blue lavender, with grey foliage. Impressive.|
|Grey Hedge||Original ice blue/grey flowers. Tidy, well shaped lavender.|
|Edelweiss||Nostalgia in a pot! Captivating bright white lavender. Shines in twilight. One of the best whites available. High in oil, attracts Bumblebees!|
|Seal||Lovely large lavender, tall violet blue flowers, over green foliage.|
|Gros Bleu||Darkest of the intermedia lavenders.|
|Fragrant Memories||Silver peppermint grey leaves. excellent for hedging, blue flowers.|
|Hidcote Giant A||Large lavandin with grey/green foliage. Distinctive shaped flower heads (mid-blue).|
|Sussex||Magnificent very long flower heads, strong scented compact bush, recommended.|
|Walbertons Silver Edge||Variegated variety, powder blue flowers.|
|Often referred to as French or Mediterranean Lavender. Plump heads with Butterfly-winged bracts. Strongly scented. Can flower all season if deadheaded. Frost hardy to -5 degrees. Best in a sheltered position, ideal in a pot. Lots of different, highly colourful varieties. Requires some winter protection.|
|Stoechas A (Pure)||From the Mediterranean hillsides, superb.|
|Pedunculata A (Papillon)||Purple heads with long cerise Butterfly bracts. Superb Stunner. Prize winning variety.|
|Passione||Exquisite specimen, flamboyant pink flags on rich purple heads.|
|Purple Wings||Free flowering,compact,lilac-purple heads.|
|Snowman||An all white splendour. Creamy heads form this quintessential variant. Small & compact.|
|Willowvale A||A lilac-purple coloured Stoechas from Australia. Truly stunning.|
|Helmsdale P||Sheer brilliance! From New Zealand this Stoechas has compact green foliage with deep burgundy/maroon flowers- a real favourite.|
|Lace P||Beautiful, new variety, wispy pink over deep blue, looks good in terracotta.|
|Madrid Blue P||Eye-catching blue heads with white bracts, don't miss this one!|
|Madrid Purple P||Long purple-pink bracts.|
|Madrid White P||Long wispy white bracts.|
|Marshwood P||Large pink bracts on a damson head, stunning sensation from the other side of the world.|
|Pretty PollyP||Vibrant Blue heads, cream flags.|
|Fathead||Plump puddings of purple and pink, delightful!|
|Viridis||A zaney zest! Yellow flowers over lemon scented lime foliage. Grows wild on Madeira.|
|Avonview||A large,dark- flowering stunner. Purple & pink.|
|Somerset Mist||A beautiful variety- blue and rose-beige.|
|Kew Red||A true stunner with pinky/red & white heads. An absolute must for summer! (Needs winter protection).|
|Rocky Road P||Pinkish-mauve flags contrast with purple heads, repeat flowers.|
|Pukehou||Broad pale flags on purple flowers, superb eye-catching lavender.|
|Regal Splendour||Dark purple coloured stoechas, excellent.|
|Tiara P||Large white flags on blue heads, exquisite variety.|
|Jamboree||Exquisite specimen, raised at the nursery, flamboyant bi-coloured pink/lime green flags on rich purple heads. Highly scented lime green foliage.|
|Devon Compact||Large purple flowers on neat low growing plant!|
|Devon Compact Alba||Pure cream white flowers. Tidy.|
Unusual Lavender varieties
|The following unusual varieties flower most of the year. They can be kept outside in the Summer months and make good conservatory plants in the Winter. Most are not frost-hardy. All look superb in a pot!|
|Dentata||Lime green, tooth leaves, unique powder blue-violet-white heads, a beauty.|
|Dentata var Candicans||Superb! Grey version of Dentata.|
|Canariensis||Fine lacy lime foliage, sapphire-blue flowers. From the Canary Islands.|
|pinnata||Silver-green lacy foliage with blue flowers. Grows wild on Lanzarote.|
|pinnata (Pink Form)||A rare find!|
|Christiana||Hybrid cross of Pinnata and Canariensis, stunning deep blue flowers.|
|Goodwin Creek||Grey Unusual lavender, from America. Velvety silver tooth leaves, with profuse sapphire-blue flowers. A rarity and a must for any collectors! (Hardy to -5° C)|
|Bulls Cross||A strong growing hybrid raised at the nursery, blue/pink, flowers constantly!|
We have many other varieties, subject to availabilty.
Top Butterfly attacting plant without Equal!!
Flowers July /August. Top tip, prune hard in April, then plants will flower in early August.
That's when Garden butterflies generally are at their peak emergence. July is a bit early.
I tend to prune somewhere between Knee and waist height.
Then by Summer plants reach 6-8 feet.(2-3m)
Some of the cultivars in The National Collection at The Lavender Garden
Dwarf Habit, One of the best Dark Blue Colours
Autumn Beauty (syn Clive Farrel, Bejing)
Flowers late for davidii August/Sept, Lilac/pale pink.
Rarely seen Purple/Maroon. somewhere between Royal Red and Black Knight in colour.
The Top Selling Buddleja. Stunning rich dark purple flowers, Unique and striking!
In Our opinion, one of the best available. Rich Sapphire Blue flowers. Superb.
Magenta with splayed flowers. Like a dwarf version of Dartmoor.
A very pale lilac bloom, almost white.
A large plant with Unusual splayed magenta flowers from long weeping stems.
Darts Ornamental White
Thin white flowers, with a fine nanhoensis type green leaf.
Darts Papillon Blue
Large creamy pale blue flowers. Lovely plant.
Dudleys Compact Lavender
Pale Lavender/Lilac colour.
Attractive pale blue.
Deep Blue medium flowers. Lovely deep colour.
Blue/mauve short blooms. Plant grows upright and narrow!
Strong Purple/Crimson shades.
Glasnevin Hybrid (syn Glasnevin Blue)
Lovely dwarf compact habit with silver blue flowers.
This plant has a lovely spreading habit, Lilac/Pink in bloom.
Rich Grey splayed panicles, raised at the nursery. In the trials at Wisley one of the RHS staff assured me a Purple Emperor Butterfly landed on this plant and fed for a long time!!! It is possible, as there are oak woods very near. Next time please take a photo!!
Harlequin (syn Harlequin Red)
The best variegated Buddleja, Rich Maroon flowers with creamy green variegation.
Ille de France
Pink/Purple, long flowers.
A rich creamy Lilac colour, Attracted the largest number of butterflies during 2009.
Attractive plant found by Les on the Isle of Man!
White with a faint Pink Blush.
Flowers with two shades of Lilac/Pale Blue.
An excellent Low growing plant. Long Creamy Upright white Panicles.
Fine leaves with very attractive long mid blue raceames.
Excellent Dwarf variety. Fine leaves with short drooping Maroon flowers.
Attractive dwarf selection with Lilac flowers, fine leaves.
-var Nanhoensis Alba (syn Nanho Alba)
This is an excellent fine leaved compact plant. With large Showy White Blooms.
Long impressive Lilac blooms.
The first Buddleja raised by us. Very unusual Deep blue flowers with a white circle around Orange eye. Good Butterfly attracting plant.
New addition with spiked flower heads. Lilac blue.
Old fashioned white buddleja, slender white panicles.
Compact variety with a good mid pink flower.
Strong mauve with a deep orange eye. Good butterfly attracting Plant.
Pale pink blooms.
Cerise Pink, slender blooms.
Large creamy pale blue flowers. After much debate on RHS Trials, we feel this plant may be a synonym of Darts Papillon Blue.
Possibly a slightly smaller version of Royal Red.
Slow growing small white Buddleja.
Compact iridescent pale mauve flowers.
Compact Purple plant. Very deep when first flowering.
Stunning Maroon Red Raceames. A Top Colour in Buddlejas. A must for any garden.
Unusual lime green/ pale yellow variegation,
Darker Blue than Loch Inch. Excellent butterfly attracting plant.
Chunky China blue flowers. Bred at nursery.
Short pale blue flowers.
Stunning Cerise/Maroon Blooms. Deeper Improved version of Summer Beauty!
Recent intro from Celebrated plant breeder Peter Moore!
Beautiful iridescent palest blue flowers. Good butterfly plant.
Cerise Pink, Needs Very Sunny position without competition!
Very attractive creamy white/green leaves with good contrasting Grey/Lilac flowers.
A truly dwarf small plant. Short white flowers over ball of grey green foliage.
Excellent for small garden.
Excellent strong growing plant with large pure white panicles!
Attractive buddleja, creamy white flowers, can form trident wing like shapes.
Large species plant native to South America. Orange ball flowers in June.
Bit early for butterflies but attracts Bees. Bit of a Monster, but great if you have the space!
Cross between davidii and globosa originally done by Mr Van du Weyer at Corfe castle Dorset in 1920s. Ball like flowers which form into panicles.
Flowering August thro till Oct. Because they are Hybrids they don't seed, just keep on flowering.
I like these plants they are good for late Summer/Autumn butterflies.
Orange ball like flowers with a slight purple flush
Apricot ball like flowers with occasional purple wash.
Pure deep orange flowers, raised at Boskoop nursery, Holland, in the 1960's
Bicolour (syn Flower Power)
Recent introduction in UK. I like this plant because its very unusual in appearance.
Pink and yellow flowers on same panicle!
WE HAVE OVER 100 BUDDLEJAS IN OUR NATIONAL COLLECTION. PLEASE ASK FOR DETAILS.
|A||Awarded an AGM by the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society)|
|P||Plant protected by European/UK Plant Variety Rights.|
(Illegal to propogate without permission)