The Princess Lavender
An award-winning plant that is fairly new on the market is the vivid pink Princess Lavender. When this plant is grown in the garden or in a container, it’s easy to see why it has won awards: it has a compact growth habit with grey-green foliage and bright pink flowers that bloom all over the plant for a long flowering season from spring into summer. The foliage and flowers have a beautiful fragrance that make it ideal for prime positions at entrances, along pathways and in entertainment areas, and several planted together make a spectacular low hedge.
Plant in full sun in the garden or in containers as specimen plants or in mixed displays with grasses and annuals. They are drought tolerant once established, have low water requirements and are cold and frost hardy. All they need is well-draining soil, a shaping prune in late spring followed by an application of slow-release fertiliser, and they are good to go for another blooming hotpink season. They grow to around 70 x 70cm.
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