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Lavender recommendations please

B3B3 Posts: 25,219
I'm going to have to do for my lavender😡.
 I bought a tray of an unnamed variety and they've turned out to be the ones whose flower stems get very tall and fall over. I've left them a couple of years longer than i should have because I thought that pruning would sort it, but apparently, that's its nature.
Could anyone recommend a bushy lavender, preferably with dark blue flowers (dark not essential but definitely blue)? 
In London. Keen but lazy.


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,277
    Lavender Munstead is a well known variety that gets to about 45cm

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  • B3B3 Posts: 25,219
    That's perfect -if mine turn out as well as the ones on Google images😊. Thanks @Pete.8
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,277
    Keeping them trimmed back after flowering is key to keeping them small.
    Good luck!
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • raisingirlraisingirl Posts: 6,648
    Or 'Hidcote', if you prefer a more silvery leaf colour
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • pr1mr0sepr1mr0se Posts: 1,185
    "Little Lady" is very well behaved and grows to about 40cm high.  Makes a lovely bushy plant.
  • RubytooRubytoo Posts: 1,323
    I want to try lavender but we don't have a great deal of space or sunny borders.
    I was just looking at Pete8 and raisingirl  suggestions and found this useful picture of them side by side. Pure luck it came up no affiliation or nuffin, just a place that has a lot of them.

  • B3B3 Posts: 25,219
    edited June 2019
    This is the one I have a few of -  right plants in the wrong place.  I think they're latifolia.

    They've been pruned into a tight bush a couple of times, but it's never going to work :(
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Bright starBright star Posts: 1,152
    I buy my lavenders from this website which I can highly recommend. They have a great selection and lots of info about pruning and maintenance. I just received some more today and the packaging is excellent.
    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

  • RubytooRubytoo Posts: 1,323
    Oh dear they are a bit more lati fall overia.
    Your one is supposed to be the best for oil content if that is any consolation.

    Was just reading the "best " for  a slightly shaded position is angustifolia, but they still prefer sun.

    @Shrinking Violet that one looks nice,  is it in full sun?

    I think we might have to be lavenderless B3. Or you have a spot in full sun for a pot.
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,219
    They're all taking up valuable place in full sun😡
     Rubytoo said:
    Oh dear they are a bit more lati fall overeria
    nice one!
    Thanks for the link @Bright star. I could get some ready after I get rid of the others. Will let them flower first.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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