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The Lavender Garden - Catalogue



Lavandula angustifolia
Sweetly scented, highly coloured flowers, grey/green foliage, fully hardy. Flowering late May through June/July. Height to 24" unless otherwise stated. (40-60cm).
NAMEDESCRIPTION
Little Lady P
(16-18")
Click here to see larger photo Outstanding variety. Sky Blue. One of the best for a low compact Hedge. Butterfly and bee favourite. Very sweetly scented.
Excellent Longevity!
Hidcote A
(18")
Click here to see larger photo The Original Midnight Blue Stunner! All raised from cuttings. Beware of seed raised imitations! Great hedging plant.
Proven winner for over 50 years!
Folgate Click here to see larger photo Lovely Sapphire Blue colour. Eyecatchin.
One of the best blues available.
Arctic Snow
(Up to 18")
Click here to see larger photo Good pure white angustifolia, Looks good against darker colours.
Imperial Gem A Click here to see larger photo Similar colour to Hidcote, Deep Blue/Purple. Maybe slightly taller than Hidcote. A striking plant in bloom!
Ashdown Forest Click here to see larger photo Charming pale violet flowers! Compact and reliable.
Peter Pan Click here to see larger photo Good chunky Dark Purple Lavender, Neat and compact!
Blue Rider P Click here to see larger photo Recent introduction with very long deep blue flowers.
Rosea Click here to see larger photo Classic pastel pink lavender, introduced in the 1930's.
Nice in a cottage garden.
Melissa Lilac P Click here to see larger photo This is a superb plant. Long creamy marshmallow coloured flowers over excellent foliage.
Highly rated!
Dursley White Click here to see larger photo Our own new introduction. Low tidy plant with long sweet scented white flowers.
Seems very attractive for bumblebees!
Little Lottie A Click here to see larger photo A pinky white delicacy! Tidy and compact.
Lavenite Petite
(14")
Click here to see larger photo Round pom pom type mid- blue flowers on this charming low growing plant.
Royal Purple Stunning long violet flowers. Good for dried flower arranging.
Hidcote Pink Click here to see larger photo A delicate blush, Pleasing contrast with tradional coloured lavender.
Princess Blue Long mid blue flowers.
Munstead Original and genuine violet blue flowers, A larger angustifolia, beware of seed raised imitations.
Coconut Ice Click here to see larger photo Pink and white at the same time. Rarely seen!
Thumbelina Leigh
(12")
Click here to see larger photo Dark Blue small neat flowers, Excellent dwarf variety.
Lady Anne P
(12")
Compact habit, pale pink flowers.
Miss Muffet AP
(12")
More of a rockery plant, than for hedging. Compact and blue.
Miss Katherine AP Click here to see larger photo Darkest Pink of the angustiolia lavenders.
Nana Alba A Click here to see larger photo Compact tidy white plant 12" Needs hot sheltered position.
Blue Cushion Better as a solo plant in a hot sheltered place. Pale blue.
Pacific Blue Click here to see larger photo Recent introduction. Very deep blue scented flowers.




Lanata X angustifolia
Deep purple flowers on silver foliage. Flowering late June-July, hardy to -10° C
NAMEDESCRIPTION
Richard Gray AVibrant deep purple flowers over smooth silver foliage, exquisitely different.
Sawyers ASimilar 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.)
NAMEDESCRIPTION
GrossoClick here to see larger photo The lavender of Provence. Tall spikes of violet-blue flowers. Highly scented. A truly delightful plant. Excellent!
GrappenhallVery large mid-blue Edwardian lavender.
Old English GroupClick here to see larger photoTraditional powder blue, cottage garden favourite.
Lullingstone CastleA spreading giant. Traditional blue lavender, with grey foliage. Impressive.
Grey HedgeOriginal ice blue/grey flowers. Tidy, well shaped lavender.
EdelweissClick here to see larger photoNostalgia in a pot! Captivating bright white lavender. Shines in twilight. One of the best whites available. High in oil, attracts Bumblebees!
SealLovely large lavender, tall violet blue flowers, over green foliage.
Gros BleuDarkest of the intermedia lavenders.
Fragrant MemoriesSilver peppermint grey leaves. excellent for hedging, blue flowers.
Hidcote Giant ALarge lavandin with grey/green foliage. Distinctive shaped flower heads (mid-blue).
SussexClick here to see larger photoMagnificent very long flower heads, strong scented compact bush, recommended.
Walbertons Silver EdgeVariegated variety, powder blue flowers.




stoechas Lavender
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.
NAMEDESCRIPTION
Stoechas A (Pure)From the Mediterranean hillsides, superb.
Pedunculata A (Papillon)Click here to see larger photoPurple heads with long cerise Butterfly bracts. Superb Stunner. Prize winning variety.
PassioneExquisite specimen, flamboyant pink flags on rich purple heads.
Purple WingsFree flowering,compact,lilac-purple heads.
SnowmanClick here to see larger photoAn all white splendour. Creamy heads form this quintessential variant. Small & compact.
Willowvale AA lilac-purple coloured Stoechas from Australia. Truly stunning.
Helmsdale PClick here to see larger photoSheer brilliance! From New Zealand this Stoechas has compact green foliage with deep burgundy/maroon flowers- a real favourite.
Lace PClick here to see larger photoBeautiful, new variety, wispy pink over deep blue, looks good in terracotta.
Madrid Blue PClick here to see larger photoEye-catching blue heads with white bracts, don't miss this one!
Madrid Purple PClick here to see larger photoLong purple-pink bracts.
Madrid White PLong wispy white bracts.
Marshwood PLarge pink bracts on a damson head, stunning sensation from the other side of the world.
Pretty PollyPVibrant Blue heads, cream flags.
FatheadPlump puddings of purple and pink, delightful!
ViridisClick here to see larger photoA zaney zest! Yellow flowers over lemon scented lime foliage. Grows wild on Madeira.
AvonviewA large,dark- flowering stunner. Purple & pink.
Somerset MistA beautiful variety- blue and rose-beige.
Kew RedClick here to see larger photoA true stunner with pinky/red & white heads. An absolute must for summer! (Needs winter protection).
Rocky Road PPinkish-mauve flags contrast with purple heads, repeat flowers.
PukehouClick here to see larger photoBroad pale flags on purple flowers, superb eye-catching lavender.
Regal SplendourClick here to see larger photoDark purple coloured stoechas, excellent.
Tiara PLarge white flags on blue heads, exquisite variety.
JamboreeClick here to see larger photoExquisite specimen, raised at the nursery, flamboyant bi-coloured pink/lime green flags on rich purple heads. Highly scented lime green foliage.
Devon CompactLarge purple flowers on neat low growing plant!
Devon Compact AlbaPure 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!
NAMEDESCRIPTION
DentataLime green, tooth leaves, unique powder blue-violet-white heads, a beauty.
Dentata var CandicansSuperb! Grey version of Dentata.
CanariensisFine lacy lime foliage, sapphire-blue flowers. From the Canary Islands.
pinnataSilver-green lacy foliage with blue flowers. Grows wild on Lanzarote.
pinnata (Pink Form)A rare find!
ChristianaHybrid cross of Pinnata and Canariensis, stunning deep blue flowers.
Goodwin CreekGrey 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 CrossClick here to see larger photoA strong growing hybrid raised at the nursery, blue/pink, flowers constantly!


We have many other varieties, subject to availabilty.



Buddleja

davidii cultivars

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

Adonis Blue
Dwarf Habit, One of the best Dark Blue Colours
Autumn Beauty (syn Clive Farrel, Bejing)
Flowers late for davidii August/Sept, Lilac/pale pink.
African Queen
Rarely seen Purple/Maroon. somewhere between Royal Red and Black Knight in colour.
Black Knight
The Top Selling Buddleja. Stunning rich dark purple flowers, Unique and striking!
Blue Horizon
In Our opinion, one of the best available. Rich Sapphire Blue flowers. Superb.
Camberwell Beauty
Magenta with splayed flowers. Like a dwarf version of Dartmoor.
Carwash
A very pale lilac bloom, almost white.
Dartmoor
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.
Dubbonet
Pink/Purple blooms.
Dudleys Compact Lavender
Pale Lavender/Lilac colour.
Ecolonia
Attractive pale blue.
Ellens Blue
Deep Blue medium flowers. Lovely deep colour.
Empire Blue
Blue/mauve short blooms. Plant grows upright and narrow!
Fair Lady
Purple/Pink shade.
Fascinating
Strong Purple/Crimson shades.
Flaming Violet
Violet/Pink colour.
Fortune
Pale Lilac.
Glasnevin Hybrid (syn Glasnevin Blue)
Lovely dwarf compact habit with silver blue flowers.
Gonglepod
This plant has a lovely spreading habit, Lilac/Pink in bloom.
Grey Dawn
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.
Lilac Moon
A rich creamy Lilac colour, Attracted the largest number of butterflies during 2009.
Les Kneale
Attractive plant found by Les on the Isle of Man!
White with a faint Pink Blush.
Two Tones
Flowers with two shades of Lilac/Pale Blue.
Marbled White
An excellent Low growing plant. Long Creamy Upright white Panicles.
Mohum
Purple/Pink.
Nanho Blue
Fine leaves with very attractive long mid blue raceames.
Nanho Purple
Excellent Dwarf variety. Fine leaves with short drooping Maroon flowers.
-var Nanhoensis
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.
Opera
Purple/pink blooms.
Orchid Beauty
Long impressive Lilac blooms.
Orpheus
The first Buddleja raised by us. Very unusual Deep blue flowers with a white circle around Orange eye. Good Butterfly attracting plant.
Panache
New addition with spiked flower heads. Lilac blue.
Peace
Old fashioned white buddleja, slender white panicles.
Peacock
Compact variety with a good mid pink flower.
Persephone
Strong mauve with a deep orange eye. Good butterfly attracting Plant.
Pink Pearl
Pale pink blooms.
Pink Spreader
Cerise Pink, slender blooms.
Pixie Blue
Large creamy pale blue flowers. After much debate on RHS Trials, we feel this plant may be a synonym of Darts Papillon Blue.
Pixie Red
Possibly a slightly smaller version of Royal Red.
Maroon Red.
Pixie white
Slow growing small white Buddleja.
Purple Emperor
Compact iridescent pale mauve flowers.
Purple Friend
Compact Purple plant. Very deep when first flowering.
Purple Prince
Pale mauve.
Purple Rain
Purple/Pink flowers.
Royal Red
Stunning Maroon Red Raceames. A Top Colour in Buddlejas. A must for any garden.
Santana
Unusual lime green/ pale yellow variegation,
Maroon flowers.
Shire Blue
Darker Blue than Loch Inch. Excellent butterfly attracting plant.
Chunky China blue flowers. Bred at nursery.
Southcombe Splendour
Short pale blue flowers.
Sugar Plum
Stunning Cerise/Maroon Blooms. Deeper Improved version of Summer Beauty!
Recent intro from Celebrated plant breeder Peter Moore!
Summerhouse Blue
Beautiful iridescent palest blue flowers. Good butterfly plant.
Summer Beauty
Cerise Pink, Needs Very Sunny position without competition!
Variegata
Very attractive creamy white/green leaves with good contrasting Grey/Lilac flowers.
White Ball
A truly dwarf small plant. Short white flowers over ball of grey green foliage.
Excellent for small garden.
White Profusion
Excellent strong growing plant with large pure white panicles!
White Wings
Attractive buddleja, creamy white flowers, can form trident wing like shapes.


globosa
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!


x weyeriana
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.

Golden Glow
Orange ball like flowers with a slight purple flush
Moonlight
Apricot ball like flowers with occasional purple wash.
Sungold
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.





Legend
AAwarded an AGM by the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society)
PPlant protected by European/UK Plant Variety Rights.
(Illegal to propogate without permission)