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Compact lavender.

We have lavender growing along the side of the path and it grows really well, too well in fact as the flower stems flop all over the path.  I did try putting a small fence between the plants and the path but that rather defeats the object of having the lavender as path edging.  The flower stalks must have been well over 2 feet higher than the bushy growth this year.
I'd like to replace it with a more compact form if those forms are fully hardy.  I've read that some aren't so don't want to go diving in.  Any suggestions from people who have had success with compact versions would be appreciated.

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  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 6,399
    Compact lavenders tend to be so because they have a short bloom period, with that in mind, of the ones I have 'No. 9' would be the best...June/July flowering only...
    ..but look at x angustifolia types only... 'Hidcote' is good when young, but sprawls with age I find... 
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,672
    I grow one called Blue Cushion, which stays (unsurprisingly !) in little neat cushiony clumps. Flowers June/July. 
  • pr1mr0sepr1mr0se Posts: 1,160
    I have one called "Little Lady" and it is very well behaved - and cuttings are easy, and I have increased my first purchases many times over to create a border.
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,458
    Try Lavandula angustifolia ‘Munstead’

    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • Hi there, downderry nursery have a great selection of compact varieties.

    I've got Peter pan, Arctic white, hidcote, munstead, lady ann to name a few.

    One of the keys is keeping on top of the pruning.



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