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Best small / compact lavender

Hi

Does anyone have a recommendation for a small / compact lavender preferably with dark blue flowers? 

Many thanks!

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  • rachelQrtJHBjbrachelQrtJHBjb South BucksPosts: 814
    Have you come across Downderry Nursery? They are regular at RHS shows and have many awards. Their website suggests 'Little Lady' and 'Folgate' might meet your brief, though not as dark as you may wish.

    At present, many plants are out of stock, but they will be bringing on young lavenders and shipping later in spring. https://downderry-nursery.co.uk/shop/hardy-lavender/

    I've found stoechas types have remained relatively small and compact but I grow them on a relative lean, dry and stony soil.
  • Thanks for that. I presume these are lavenders?
  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507
    No they aren't I posted on another thread with the same photo. They are santolina but I think I called them curry plants but their other name is cotton lavender 
    https://www.gapphotos.com/imagedetails.asp?imageno=70420
  • That's a coincidence! Do you know if they all grow roughly the same size or is there a dwarf variety I should go for? Many thanks
  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507
    Sorry i dont but they might be easier to keep clipped than lavender but I think they have yellow flowers.
    Quick Google https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/search-results?query=Santolina
    Mentiobs a dwarf variety.
  • TheVanguardTheVanguard Posts: 128
    I think Peter Pan and little lady are some of the smaller lavender varieties..the ones I know at least 
  • edhelkaedhelka GwyneddPosts: 2,267
    I have several small lavenders:
    'Miss Muffet' - This is the smallest you can get, in fact maybe too small and slow-growing, very bushy, 30cm, light lavender colour
    'Little Lady' - Good for low hedges/edging, 45cm, light to medium lavender colour
    'Loddon Blue' - 45cm, medium to dark lavender
    'Peter Pan' - 45cm, this one is the darkest, true purple
    Another nice dark one, a size up (60cm) is 'Imperial Gem'.
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