Lavender is suited to any style of gardening. It is easy to grow as a water wise plant for South Africa. They are well suited to full sun areas, as hedges alongside fences and garden paths, as well as container growing.
Various varieties are available from Lavender SA. These varieties have been selected, and are propagated for weather conditions found throughout South Africa. The selection and different shades of white to pink to purple makes you spoilt for choice.
Lavender should be cut back twice a year, early spring and midsummer, to keep it compact and to extend its longevity.
Lavender likes to stay dry with very little compost and prefers full sun. In South Africa they also thrive when planted alongside a north facing wall. Lavender plants can last for many years, depending on how you look after it. It invokes passion, romance, and reminds us of rolling Lavender fields in France, as well as English gardens.
Lavender SA - Lavender Plant Varieties
Lavender SA grows more than 6 different varieties of the best suited and most popular varieties for the South African garden.
Margaret Roberts Lavender (Lavandula X Intermedia Margaret Roberts)
Large, billowing bushes and long-stemmed flower spikes create a wonderful airy, fine-textured effect.
French Royal Crown Lavender (Lavandula Dentata var. Royal Crown)
L. Royal Crown prefers a full sun to part shade position and is excellent for the hot and dry areas of most gardens. Commonly used for hedges and borders as well as pots and containers. Prune lightly after flowering to maintain a compact shape. Plant 30cm apart for a hedge or border.
Spanish Lavender (Lavandula Stoechas)
Spanish Lavender flowers for a long season from late winter to spring and summer. Orchid Rockrose and Golden Garden Sage are excellent companion plants to Spanish Lavender
Fern Leaf Lavender
This pant is also called Egyptian Lavender and Lavandula 'Pubescens' meaning hairy among growers. Fern Leaf Lavender is sometimes confused with Jagged Lavender or Lavandula pinnata due to its similar appearance. This plant in its magnificence does however not have a Lavender fragrance and can be less tolerant to frost during cold winters.
Candicans French Lavender (Lavandula Dentata var. Candicans)
It grows to almost one metre tall when mature. Well-drained soil conditions are essential and can withstand mild frost. We are also growing the variety “L Candicans X Pure Harmony” which produces white flowers, which is very popular due to the white flowers.