RHS LAVENDER AGMs 2016

RHS LAVENDER AGMs Alba

RHS LAVENDER AGMs Hidcote

RHS LAVENDER AGMs Imperial Gem

We grow a wide range of Lavenders including both well-know and rarer varieties. Here’s the first three of these varieties that are also RHS Lavender AGMs:

RHS LAVENDER AGMs: Lavandula intermedia ‘Alba’

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RHS: “A very old cultivar known in the 19th century with very long white flower spikes held erect, well above a mound of foliage.”
• Open dome, h. 50cm w. 90cm.
• Overall height including flowers 80cm.
• Foliage grey green.
• Flowering stems 30cm above foliage, spraying outwards, erect.
• Inflorescence 9-18cm long, compact to slightly open with tapering blunt tip.
• Flowers white, whiter than (155D)
• Calyx sage green (190C) with long white hairs.

RHS LAVENDER AGMs: Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’

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RHS: “A low growing plant with dark violet flowers. Many plants are now seed-raised and of variable quality. The Committee recommended that the importance of obtaining verified vegetatively propagated plants was highlighted. Introduced by Major Lawrence Johnston of Hidcote before 1950.”
• Compact, spreading dome, h. 35cm w.75cm
• Overall height including flowers 60cm
• Foliage grey green
• Flowering stems 20-30cm long, spraying outwards
• Inflorescence 5-8cm long, dense with rounded tip
• Flowers dark violet (87B/88B); paler throat (85C)
• Calyx dark violet (93A/B)

RHS LAVENDER AGMs: Lavandula angustifolia ‘Imperial Gem’

Pictured Bottom – the visual similarity to Hidcote can be seen
RHS: “A cultivar very similar to ‘Hidcote’ but of a slightly taller habit. Raised and introduced by Norfolk Lavender (UK) in the late 1980’s.”
• Dome, h.40cm w.90cm
• Overall height including flowers 60cm
• Foliage grey green
• Flowering stems 25-30cm long, spraying outwards
• Inflorescence 5-6cm long, dense with rounded tip
• Flowers dark violet (90B), paler throat (85A);
• Calyx very dark violet (86A)