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Thursday, 5 September 2013

FFF94 - THE PRINCESS LAVENDER

Lavandula spp "Princess Lavender" is an early flowering, fragrant Italian lavender cultivar. Bred in Australia and selected for its large, vibrant, dark pink flowers, it has a lengthy flowering season. The main flowering flush begins in spring but the plants also free flower throughout the autumn and winter months. It has a neat, compact habit with aromatic foliage. Flowers last well for floral arrangements and it is hardy and easy to grow without any special needs.

Once established, the plants are quite dry tolerant requiring only occasional deep watering during extended periods of heat. They should be planted in a sunny location in a well draining soil. Clip back to two thirds of overall size in late summer to maintain shape and vigour. After pruning an application of slow release fertiliser and a light sprinkling of dolomite lime over soil would be beneficial to overall performance.

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11 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! The colour is very pretty.

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  2. Only know the normal" lavender. This one has beautiful flowers. Does this plant still carry the same fragrance as the one which is more commonly known?

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  3. Lovely photo of this beautiful flower. A delight.

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  4. I did not know that this type of lavender was ever fragrant. I'd like to see it in person some time!

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  5. The perfect plant! I love lavender and this one looks extra gorgeous.

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  6. Amazing flowers, wonderful color!
    Wish a happy weejend
    moni

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