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Lavender Plant - Lavender 'Vera'

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Lavandula angustifolia 'Vera'

An evergreen garden shrub, much loved for its deep blue/purple flowers, distinctive fragrance and healing properties.

  • Reaches a height of 2 - 3 feet (70 - 90 cm) high.
  • Likes full sun and free-draining soil.
  • Drought tolerant.
  • Attractive to bees and butterflies.

Supplied as a pot grown plant grown in a 7cm pot.

Available from APPROXIMATELY mid August 2020

1 or more £2.95GBP each. Group & quantity discounts
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Also known as True Lavender or English Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia (formerly known as officinalis, a reflection of its medicinal properties) and is a native to the Mediterranean. Angustifolia (from it's Botanical name) means 'narrow-leaved', reminding us that these plants will happily thrive in hot, dry conditions, all the better to encourage the development of the essential oils that give the leaves and flowers their distinctive, much-loved fragrance. The Roman name for lavender, lavandarius, comes from the Latin 'lavare' (to wash).

Such a distinct fragrance and now used in so many products that you buy for example washing powder, soap, perfume and shampoo.

DuringRomantimes, lavender flowers were sold for 100denariiperpound, which was about the same as a month's wages for a farm laborer, or fifty haircuts from the local barber.

With its compact habit, silvery grey leaves and dusky dark blue/purple flowers Lavandula angustifolia 'Vera' is ideal for edging borders or as a low hedge. It can be trimmed to shape or left to form soft mounds.

Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.

  • Hardy perennial.
  • Reaches a height of 2 - 3 feet (70 - 90 cm) high.
  • Likes full sun and free-draining soil.
  • Drought tolerant.
  • Will grow happily in a container in a sunny spot.
  • Good cut flower.
  • Attractive to bees and butterflies.
  • Culinary uses
  • Dried lavender flowers can be used in salads and dressings.
  • Dried flowers can be used in shortbread.
  • Nectar makes high-quality honey.
  • Lavender flowers go well with chocolate.
  • Flowers sometimes blended with black, green or herbal teas.
  • Medicinal Uses
  • Can soothe headaches.
  • Can calm nerves and act as a relaxant. Can also relieve depression.
  • Eases flatulence, fainting, dizziness or halitosis.
  • Lavender oil has antiseptic and antiflammatory properties.
  • Has antifungal properties.
  • Can be used as a decongestant.
  • Is a mild sedative and pain killer.
  • Can ease insect bites and stings.
  • Can minimise scarring and help heal wounds.
  • Is great for tired or tense muscles, sprains or rheumatism.
  • Other Uses
  • Dried flower arrangements.
  • As an ingredient in pot-pourri.
  • Lavender sachets.
  • Wedding confetti.

Disclaimer
As with all alternative medicines and plants with purported medicinal benefits it is important to inform your health care providers that you are using them; this helps to ensure safe and coordinated care. We can accept no liability for any side effect or contingency from any allergy or any other cause or harm that may arise. If in doubt please do consult a medical practitioner before using.

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Plant Passport Registration Number: GB-34265