Lavandula dentata

(sometimes called French Lavender)

This family of lavenders is usually grown as an aromatic ornamental shrub or hedge. It is well suited to the upper North Island climate and can be seen in many gardens around the Auckland area. The name ‘dentata’ meaning toothed is derived from the serrated leaf edges. The flower spikes have a cluster of short tufts (sterile bracts) around the top third. Freshly picked dentata looks lovely in a bunch and lasts for a long time before losing colour.
Although not unpleasant, the aroma is not as sweet as many lavenders. Maybe best described as having a balsamic, camphor fragrance. Useful for hanging in wardrobes to deter moths.

Dentata flower year round but are less prolific during a hot, dry summer. They need a severe pruning at least once a year to maintain shape and prevent them from going woody. I find the best time for a hard prune is October.

ALLWOOD

ALLWOOD

(also known as ‘Mount Lofty Lavender’)

This is a large, dense bush with fine, bright green foliage. Stems are long and narrow topped by slender flower spikes. Spikes have tiny soft lavender-violet flowers and lavender-violet ‘tufts’. Reputed to withstand frosty conditions better than L. dentata Candicans.

Height: 1 metre
Pot Size: 10cm diameter
Price: $4.50
Next available: April

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CANDICANS

CANDICANS

Probably the most commonly known variety this is a large growing shrub with an overall grey look to the foliage. The thick stems vary in length depending on the season (10 – 30cm). The plump flower spikes have small light violet-blue flowers and lavender violet ‘tufts’

Height: 1 metre, but can be pruned to a lower box shape for hedging purposes
Pot Size: 10cm diameter
Price: $4.50
Next available: April

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DAISY HILL

DAISY HILL

A low growing bushy plant with an overall velvety look. Leaves are large and grey/green, flower stems are silvery-grey, broad and quite hairy. The plump, conical flower spikes are a gorgeous shade of soft lavender-violet with very pale, contrasting tiny flowers (corollas). Love this little known cultivar!

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

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MONET

MONET

A small, upright, dark green bush with narrow, stems and slender violet-blue flower spikes. This miniature cultivar is well suited as an ornamental in a small garden or as a low hedging border. Only light pruning is necessary to maintain shape.

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

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MY CHOICE

MY CHOICE

A dense, bushy plant with large, green-grey leaves, thick stems and plump, deep purple flower spikes. This is an excellent cultivar for ornamental or compact hedging purposes.

Height: to 80cm
Pot Size: 10cm diameter
Price: $4.50
Next available: April

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PASTEL PRINCESS

PASTEL PRINCESS

(also known as PALEFACE)

An unusual coloured plant developed here in Waiuku in the mid 1990’s. From the dense, grey foliage bush come long (up to 25cm) sage-green stems topped by long flower spikes in varying shades of pale lavender.

Height: to 85cm
Pot Size: 10cm diameter
Price: $4.50
Next available: May

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PURE HARMONY

PURE HARMONY

(also known as ALBIFLORA)

(За пределы резорта самостоятельно лучше не выбирайся и осторожно с салатами и очищеными фруктами- их могут плоховато мыть,

Height: to 50cm
Pot Size: 10 cm diameter
Price: $4.50
Next available: May

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