LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA

(commonly known as English Lavender)


Lavandula angustifolia also known as English Lavender, is popular for its high quality sweet oils, culinary uses and as a garden plant. It typically forms a compact, low growing bush that is ideal for hedging purposes. In New Zealand it usually begins flowering early December and , if dead-headed regularly, many cultivars will repeat flower throughout the summer months.

The height descriptors include the flowering stems. The pruned mounds range from 20cm to 40cm in height.
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ASHDOWN FOREST

ASHDOWN FOREST

Named after the extensive Ashdown Forest in Sussex, England. This is a dense bush with fresh green foliage. The stems are approximately 18cm long topped by cylindrical light purple-blue flower heads. Quite fragrant.

Height: 50- 60cm
Pot Size: 5cm diameter Starter Plant
Price: $2.50
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BABY BLUE

BABY BLUE

A striking, small compact shrub . The foliage is mid-green with short stems (approximately 10cm) and quite small, mid- purple flower heads. This is a lovely plant for a small garden and ideal for growing in a container on the patio. Aroma is sweet and pleasant.

Height: 50- 60cm
Pot Size: 5cm starter pot
Price: $2.50
Next available: September

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BLUE ICE

BLUE ICE

A bushy, unusual plant with grey-green foliage. Stems are quite long (30cm). Before they open the flower heads look as though they have been dusted with icing sugar. The flowers are light violet with a pleasant aroma.

Height: 50cm
Pot Size: 5cm diameter Starter Plant
Price: $2.50
Next available: September

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BLUE MOUNTAIN WHITE

BLUE MOUNTAIN WHITE

A beautiful white variety creating an eye-catching contrast when planted alongside deep purple lavenders . This is a bushy plant with dense green foliage. Stems are approximately 15cm long topped by pure white flowers. Very sweet fragrance.

Height: 50 - 60cm
Pot Size: 5cm diameter Starter Plant
Price: $2.50
Next available: September

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BLUE PETER

BLUE PETER

Developed here in Waiuku and named after its founder Peter Carter, this is a free- flowering spreading bush (can grow to 45cm in diameter) with semi-open, green- grey foliage. Stems are long (to 20cm) topped by mid purple-blue flowers. Mild, sweet fragrance. Performs well around the Auckland area.

Height: 65 - 70cm
Pot Size: 10cm diameter
Price: $4.50
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BUENA VISTA

BUENA VISTA

(meaning ‘Beautiful View’)

From Oregon, USA, this is a dense bushy plant with an open, splayed look when in flower. It produces masses of violet-blue flowers in early December and can be relied upon to flower again late March to April. Very fragrant.

Height: 60cm
Pot Size: 10cm diameter
Price: $4.50
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CEDAR BLUE

CEDAR BLUE

A small, upright bushy plant with an overall dainty look. The stems are slender and short topped by small pale, purple-blue flower heads. Fragrance is surprisingly strong and sweet.

Height: 50cm
Pot Size: 5cm diameter Starter Plant
Price: $2.50
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CELESTIAL STAR


CELESTIAL STAR

An early flowering, large V- shaped bush with lots of long white, ‘loose’ flowers that sway gently in the breeze. A fantastic ornamental lavender.

Height: 80cm
Pot Size: 10cm diameter
Price: $4.50
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HAYASAKI

HAYASAKI

One of two Japanese L. angustifolia cultivars grown at Leafy Hollow, Hayasaki was selected in Japan as a ‘superior cultivar’. It is a beautiful upright, mid purple-blue lavender that flowers throughout the summer season. Very pleasant, slightly unusual fragrance.

Height: 70-80cm
Pot Size: 10cm diameter
Price: $4.50
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HELEN BATCHELDER

HELEN BATCHELDER

Developed in the United States this is a compact, bushy plant with bright violet-blue flowers. Aroma is mild but sweet.

Height: 65cm
Pot Size: 10cm diameter
Price: $4.50
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IMPERIAL GEM

IMPERIAL GEM

Very similar to the better known Hidcote Blue but taller and more eye-catching with its dense, plumper, dark violet-blue flowers. Performs better than Hidcote around the Auckland area. Strong aroma.

Height: 60cm
Pot Size: 10cm diameter
Price: $4.50
Next available: September

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LITTLE LADY

LITTLE LADY

(also known as BATLAD)

A compact, bushy plant with short stems and small light violet flowers. A strong, pleasant aroma. This cultivar is suitable for low hedging or growing in a container.

Height: 40-50cm
Pot Size: 5cm diameter Starter Plant
Price: $2.50
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LITTLE LOTTIE

LITTLE LOTTIE

(also known as CLARMO)

A low growing bush with medium length stems . The flower heads are quite plump and pale mauve-pink in colour. Aroma is sweetly fragrant. This cultivar is suitable for a small garden or container growing.

Height: 40-50cm
Pot Size: 5cm diameter Starter Plant
Price: $2.50
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LULLABY BLUE

LULLABY BLUE

Raised here in Waiuku by Peter Carter this is an erect, dense bush with sweetly fragrant lavender-violet flowers.

Height: 65cm
Pot Size: 10cm diameter
Price: $4.50
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MAILLETTE

MAILLETTE

Grown extensively in France for the quality of its essential oil which is used in the perfumery industry. Maillette has long flower stems and slender, violet-blue flower heads. It is strongly fragrant.

Height: 65cm
Pot Size: 5cm diameter Starter Plant
Price: $2.50
Next available: September

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MARGARET’S MAGIC


MARGARET’S MAGIC

Recently raised and named by Margaret Chandler of Lesnie Lavender, New Zealand. This is a stunning, tall lavender. From the dense silvery, grey-green foliage broad stems rise to 30cm, topped by a long, open flower head. At maturity the flowers can reach 20cm in length, sporting contrasting colours of mid and dark violet. Sweetly fragrant.

Height: 85cm
Pot Size: 10cm diameter
Price: $4.50
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MIDNIGHT VELVET

MIDNIGHT VELVET

Another stunner raised here at Leafy Hollow. This an open bush with a loose sprawling habit. The stems are long, topped by deep purple, velvety flower buds that open to a contrasting lavender-violet. This cultivar stands out from the rest as the darkest flowering L. angustifolia in our collection. Makes excellent fresh and dried cut flowers. Midnight Velvet begins flowering early December and (if dead-headed} will flower throughout the summer months.

A gentle, sweet fragrance. Silver Winner in the NZLGA Supreme Oil Awards 2017.

Height: 65cm
Pot Size: 10cm diameter
Price: $4.50
Next available: September

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MELISSA LILAC

MELISSA LILAC

Originating here in Waiuku this gorgeous cultivar is now grown across the world. The photograph speaks for itself – you just want to touch it to make sure it is real! The foliage is grey- green, stems are broad and flowers a soft violet. Aroma is pleasantly sweet.

Height: 60cm
Pot Size: 10cm diameter
Price: $4.50
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MISS KATHERINE

MISS KATHERINE

The deepest pink flowering cultivar in our L. angustifolia collection. Miss Katherine stands out with its dense bushy habit, tall upright stems and distinct flowers. A great ornamental plant with a strong fragrance.

Height: 70cm
Pot Size: 10cm diameter
Price: $4.50
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PACIFIC BLUE

PACIFIC BLUE

In New Zealand this is probably the most commonly grown L. angustifolia for essential oil production. Also grown for cut flowers and dried culinary lavender. An attractive spherical, bright violet-purple cultivar.

Height: 65cm
Pot Size: 5cm and 10cm diameter
Price: $2.50 and $4.50
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PETER PAN

PETER PAN

A compact, low growing lavender with quite long, thick stems and plump, cylindrical flower heads. A very striking lavender with dark violet buds opening to vibrant violet. Fragrance is mild and sweet.

Height: 50 - 60cm
Pot Size: 5cm diameter Starter Plant
Price: $2.50
Next available: September

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PRINCESS BLUE

PRINCESS BLUE

This makes a lovely ornamental plant with its upright, long stems and bright violet, loose, open flowers. The flowers can also be dried for potpourri or lavender sachets as the fragrance is quite strong.

Height: 70cm
Pot Size: 10cm diameter
Price: $4.50
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SACHET

SACHET

A compact erect bush with medium length stems (approximately 20cm) and short violet-mauve flowers. This is a very aromatic lavender commonly used for filling lavender sachets and adding to potpourri.

Height: 60 - 70 cm
Pot Size: 10cm diameter
Price: $4.50
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TWICKLE PURPLE

TWICKLE PURPLE

(Twickel)

A tall plant with open foliage, very long stems (35cm) topped by long, loose, bright violet-blue flower heads. The overall plant has a look of fine, waving, purple grass. Twickle Purple originated in the Netherlands and was first mentioned prior to 1922. Has an excellent fragrance and is useful for fragrant crafts due to the long flower stems.

Height: 75-80cm
Pot Size: 10cm diameter
Price: $4.50
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WAIUKU BLUE

WAIUKU BLUE

Raised here by Peter Carter in the late 1990’s this is a lovely, dainty lavender with a strong, sweet aroma. The bush is quite dense with long slender flower stems and open, loose, flower heads. The buds are deep purple opening to lavender-violet. A real beauty!

Height: 65-70cm
Pot Size: 10cm diameter
Price: $4.50
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