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Are all lavenders perennials? Which ones would be winter hardy?



  • AthelasAthelas Posts: 865
    edited June 2021
    Hi @thistletown71 are you in the UK? Generally the ones with ‘angustifolia’ or ‘intermedia’ in their name are hardy, sadly not the French ones (stoechas) with the tufted ears — at least not for me.
    Cambridgeshire, UK
  • Depends on your location. If you're in the south of France all of them would be reliably parennial. In the UK not so much especially with the fancy French varieties. 

    Have a look at the lists of varieties here as a starter
    To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow
  • Thanks Athelas. Thanks amancalledgeorge. I am up in Bonnie Scotland. Just had a look at the websites. So many to chose from.
  • The bees will thank you 😉
    To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow
  • Can lavenders be planted under a bush? Partial sun and partial shade?
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,943
    Ideally they like full sun and good drainage. I think they would struggle under a bush, as they wouldn't get enough light. Could you extend the bed and plant them in front of the bush or bushes? 
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 9,605
    They would grow leggy and reach out towards the sun, and probably go bare at the base and at the back where it's shaded. 
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • Thanks AnniD. Thanks JennyJ
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