Few – if any – Lavenders have foliage more silvery than Lavandula × chaytoriae ‘Sawyers’ – its needle-shaped leaves are also richly scented. Its fragrant, mid-summer flowers are pale purple with a deeper, bluer centre. This successful, and increasingly popular, cultivar of the Lavandula angustifolia and Lavandula lanata hybrid forms pleasing mounds or cushions.
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Lavender Sawyers Plants
Lavender Sawyers at-a-glance
Foliage Type: Evergreen Flowers: Mid-summer, light purple Hardiness: ✯✯✯✯✯ Ease of maintenance: ✯✯✯✯✯ Versatility: ✯✯✯✯✯ Drought Resistance: ✯✯✯✯✯ Soil type: Well-drained Sand, Chalk or Loam Wet/Dry: Dry Preferred situation: Full sun, South- or East-facing in a sheltered spot Height: 0.5m-1.0m Spread: 0.5m Growth Rate: Medium
Soil and Situation: Ideally, plant in full sun, facing South or East. Like all Lavenders, it will not tolerate waterlogging. Its salt tolerant, so is happy by the coast.
Maintenance: Clip after flowering.
Versatility: Excellent formal edging for borders and paths. It is equally happy individually or in clumps in borders or in containers. Its size and colours make it a favourite for courtyard gardens.
And Finally: While bees will never say ‘no’ to Lavandula × chaytoriae ‘Sawyers’, it is particularly renowned for attracting butterflies.