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Lavender Kew Red

Genus: Lavandula.

Species: Lavandula stoechas.

Bright cerise-pink flower spikes, topped with long leaf-like soft pink bracts. Evergreen bushlet with narrow grey-green, aromatic foliage.

Suitable for: Plant in sheltered spot in sun in well drained soil. Ideal for tubs and pots

Flowering time: Late spring to early autumn

Height and spread: 45cm x 45cm

Culinary uses: Add flowers to soups and stews. Can be used for make tea and to flavour vinegar and sugar.

Care: Remove dead-heads to prolong flowering. May need protection in Winter.

Purchased from Jacksons nursery in Stoke-on-Trent.

Photos of this plant

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