Famous for the deepest of purple flowers borne on a compact silvery-leaved shrub throughout spring and summer. Prized for its highly aromatic flowers, this lavender is a favourite of oil producers but is equally valuable as a garden plant that thrives in the harshest of summers. Dry-tolerant and adored by bees, this hardy lavender also performs well in cool mountainous areas like the NSW Southern Highlands.
Plant in full sun, dry to medium, free-draining and preferably alkaline soil. Apply a little lime at planting to improve performance. Dislikes humidity, rock or gravel mulch preferable to organic options in humid areas. Drought-tolerant. Fertilise in spring and autumn with Flower and Bulb Fertiliser.