Havana Lavender Plants

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General Info Culinary, Shrub, Wildlife Value
Shade Full Sun
Area Coastal Areas, Exposed Windy Areas, Scotland & The North
Soil Well Drained, Alkaline/Chalky, Poor/Dry
Colour Purple
Type Evergreen, Hedging, Pot Grown
Ornamental Fragrant, Repeat Flowering
Flowering Jun, Jul, Aug

Lavandula angustifolia Havana

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Lavandula angustifolia Havana: English Lavender

If you live in one of the wetter areas of the UK and have struggled to keep lavender over the winter, then try Lavandula angustifolia Havana. It's a fairly new English lavender variety and handles damp conditions better than more traditional varieties. Classed by the RHS at H4 Hardy (-5C to -10C), it will remain evergreen (or eversilver) in all but the coldest parts of the country.

For more varieties, browse our lavender range.

Havana is compact, upright and bushy, growing to 60cm x 60cm, with silver-green slim, aromatic leaves that are a joy to brush past. However, its beautiful flowers are the real stand-out feature - the buds being white and dark blue, giving them an almost frosted appearance. These open into deep purple, highly scented flowers from June-August in most regions. 

Delivery season: This is weather dependent. At present, we expect to have plants ready from the end of April onwards, but if the weather is cold dates can slip into May. There is nothing to be gained from trying to plant lavender out before nighttime temperatures rise consistently as the shock simply sets it back, and it establishes more slowly and flowers less well than lavender planted when everything is warmer. The smallest lavenders, in P9 pots, are never shipped before May in any event. If you are not happy with these potentially uncertain timings, please order elsewhere: we guarantee our plants and like to see them do well...

Choosing a size: Small plants are cheaper and more convenient for hedge use, unless instant impact is your priority. If you are buying a few plants for ornamental use, then you may as well use bigger ones. All our hedge plants are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).


  • Use: For pots, low hedging and in well-drained borders.
  • Height: 50-60cm Spread: 50-60cm.
  • Colour: Bicolour dark blue and white buds, deep purple flowers
  • Aspect: Full sun.
  • Scent: Strong lavender.
  • Flowering: June to September.
  • Leaves: Evergreen, greenish-grey, linear.
  • Good for cooking with
  • Good for bees and pollinators.

Growing Lavender Havana

Despite its ability to tolerate wetter conditions than other English lavenders, Havana still needs a well-drained site in full sun on poor soil. It's a Mediterranean native so try and copy those holiday environments.

Add a handful of gravel to the planting hole to help drainage. If you have waterlogged or cold clay soil, this lavender will do better in a pot or raised bed. It does best in alkaline to neutral soil but will tolerate acid conditions.

One thing lavenders hate is being over-fertilised - they are undemanding and need virtually no food apart from a sprinkling of bone meal in spring. Manure and high nitrogen fertilisers will cause the plant to produce weak, sappy growth, and it will flop. 

Spacing a Havana Lavender hedge: Plant at 3 plants per metre, 33cm apart.

In Your Garden Design

Havana is suitable for clipping, either as a low hedge or as a small specimen plant in a container. 

If you have a gravel garden and struggle to find plants that will cope with the harsh conditions, then this is the answer to your prayers! Pair it with other Mediterranean plants with aromatic foliage such as Artemisia, rosemary and Euphorbia polychroma. Here, you have planting combinations that will be suitable for the salt-laden winds of seaside gardens, dry banks or the baking temperatures of a city courtyard, too.

For beginners, Havana is an easy plant (as long as it's in well-drained soil and sun), as it is so drought tolerant. This compact variety is great in containers, either used individually in plain terracotta and repeated along a wall or path, or as part of a combination in a large barrel.

Lavender has always been a cottage garden stalwart, especially for edging, as a foil for other plants and for underplanting roses.

Did You Know?

Sometimes spelt Havanna, and also sold under the name Arbelpaso. Its delicate flavour is perfect for biscuits, salads, desserts and herbal teas. 

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*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.

Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
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