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Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149

I'm an idiot. I bought 5 lavender elegance ice thinking they only came in white. They have come out a pale lavender.image

I don't want pale lavender in my white garden and I've thrown away the pots, the labels and the receipt.

Does anyone have any white lavender plants they want to swap.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,454

    Oh pooh!  What a nuisance. image Shame I don't need any - or indeed have any room for any image

    Don't know if this is any help but it seems they flower in their first year from seed - you could save yourself some money 

    http://www.chilternseeds.co.uk/item_770l_lavandula_angustifolia_ellagance_series_ellagance_ice_seeds 

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  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    The pale lavender would associate well with Wild Swan. . . . . think Verdun might agree image

    SW Scotland
  • Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149

    Ok I'll give it a go thanks Verdun and everyone else, they are a very pale lavender and I can always put a few while ones in, there is room.

  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,455

    @Lou12,

    More exactly they are Lavandula angustifolia 'Ellagance' series, which come in the following cultivars: Pink, Ice, Purple, Sky. Maybe the variety you bought was not the "Ice" but "Sky"? Pity you threw away the labels, you could have checked them for the exact name.

    See http://www.panamseed.com/plant_info.aspx?phid=037304712005123

    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • My pink turned out to just be regular lavender Mislabelled image

    pale colours add a bit more depth to white gardens. Even Monty's one is not completely white if I remember back to earlier in the year, or was it last year. my memory's not so geat anymore.

    I am a fan of Eidelweiss if you do start looking for a white to add to your elegance. It's a Dutch lavender that is meant to be hardy, had no issues with mine yet but I am down south. Very strong fragrance. The bees prefer the Dutch lavenders over the English.

  • Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149

    I know the labels definitely said ice.

    The plants are a bit scizophrenic, a couple of flowers on the same plant are white and others very pale lavender.

    I was going to buy eidelweiss originally but they had these on special offer very cheap in the local garden centre so I got those instead.

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