Lavandula angustifolia Little Lady ('Batlad')

9cm pot £6.99
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3 × 9cm pots £20.97 £18.00
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Buy Lavandula angustifolia Little Lady ('Batlad') lavender: A hardy, compact lavender

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A very free flowering english lavender which produces its light blue flowers on upright stems above the sage green foliage. The flowers appear in mid to late summer, have a strong fragrance and are excellent for drying. The compact habit of this plant makes it an ideal choice for low hedging.

  • Garden care: Cut back the stalks after the flowers have faded. Carefully trim back in April, taking care not to cut into old wood.

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Flowered beautifully all summer, trimmed when flowers finished and coming up strongly this spring. Look very healthy and signs of plenty more flowers this year.

Sheila the planter

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We have a patio that is three feet or so higher than the grass below. We'd like to put lavender in troughs/window boxes attached to the wall below the patio so that looking from the house across the patio you can only see the lavender not the trough. The maximum size of the trough we can use seems to be 30 wide by 30 high - would Little Lady lavender (or any other variety that's more compact that you'd recommend) grow ok in this or would it outgrow it and if so within how many years? Many thanks!

NotSoGreenFingers

Hello, I suspect this will be quite happy in a pot for several years, but it will be crucial that whatever you plant is kept well fed and watered if it is going to survive.

Helen

Please can you advice me on a compact, fully hardy lavender for edging a sunny path to my front door. I would like the foliage to have winter interest, when not in flower. Would the Lavendula augustifolia 'Little Lady' be suitable? I plan to incorporate some drainage into my clay soil.

Jules

Hello there Yes this is perfect for a compact edging, and it is evergreen so you will have some foliage through the winter months for interest. However we don't recommend lavenders for a clay soil as they hate to be sitting in a waterlogged, heavy soil. They naturally like a well drained, light soil.

I have a south facing but wind blown garden. I want a formal look for the inherited low brick edged planting areas, using lavender & lupins and would like to form low box hedges around each one and dot with box balls within. My question is will box thrive in windy conditions? I have just moved into this area and my postcode is BN27 1RS

sue

Hello, Yes, Buxus is pretty tough, so can be grown in a more exposed position.

Helen

Which Lavenderis best for border edging and what size plants? Hi I am at the moment pulling out some very shabby Lavender which was edging two borders. I would like to replace them but I am not sure which would be the best variety to use (I inherited them with the house and can't tell what they were). I would also appreciate some advice on how far apart to plant them and whether it would be better to buy the bigger more mature plants or samller plants? Thanks in advance for any guidance you can give me. Katie

Katie Waddington

Hello Katie, All Lavenders do well as hedging, but as the angustifolias are hardier, I would opt for this type. If you want a taller hedge and you don't mind being a little patient, then I would opt for the smaller pots of Lavandula angustifolia. If however you want a more compact hedge, then L. angustifolia Munstead or L. angustifolia Hidcote would be a better option. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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