Ashdown Forest English Lavender
Lavandula angustifolia 'Ashdown Forest'
Once established, needs occasional watering- more in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||lav-AN-dew-lah an-gus-tee-FOH-lee-uh|
|Lore||The lavenders have been grown in Europe long before Linnaeus' time and he named both this genus and species. Lavandula is derived from the Latin verb lavo or lavandus - to wash, because the Romans used it extensively in their ablutions. French lavender is not native to France, but hot, dry Spain, Greece and North Africa. Its common name is derived merely from the region where it is grown commercially, Province, France. The plants originally classified as L. spica and L. vera are how collectively grouped under L. angustifolia. The species and well over fifty cultivars are considered the most cold hardy and produce what many say is the sweetest of all lavender oils.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 20 in. tall and wide; flower rise above foliage.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden, Kitchen Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Edible, Gift Plant, Waterwise, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs occasional watering- more in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Coneflower (Echinacea); Penstemon (Penstemon); Salvia (Salvia)|
Requires well-drained soil. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a tidy, neat appearance, clip spent blooms, and prune annually to shape.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9