Introduced in 1992, this bushy yet erect Lavender is a plant of contrasts – delicate pink flowers combined with a glorious heavy scent and slender grey-green foliage. Versatile too, it can be grown throughout the garden in any sunny spot offering a little shelter. It quickly – and deservedly – gained its RHS AGM in 2002. If you have space for only one pink Lavender, this is the one to go for. It generally grows wider than tall.
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Foliage: Narrow, grey-green leaves. Flowers: Long-lasting delicate pink flowers throughout the summer. Strongly fragrant. Hardiness:✯✯✯✯ Ease of maintenance: ✯✯✯✯✯ Versatility: ✯✯✯✯ Drought Resistance: ✯✯✯✯✯ Soil type: Well-draining sand, chalk or loam Soil pH: Prefers neutral to alkaline but will tolerate an acidic soil Wet/Dry: Dry Situation: Full sun with some shelter. Prefers East or West-facing Height: 40cm+ Spread: 50cm+ Growth Rate: Moderate
Availability: 2 litre and 5 litre containers
Maintenance: Prune after flowering
Versatility: Excellent for informal edging and specimen planting in beds, borders and in rock and gravel gardens. Also grows well in containers – and looks particularly stunning when planted in drifts.
And Finally: Although Lavenders are not native to the UK, Miss Katherine is more English than many as it was bred in Norfolk. It is the ideal alternative to Lavender Twickel Purple if space is at a premium – it grows to roughly half its size.