Vera Dutch Lavender Plants

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General Info Culinary, Shrub, Wildlife Value
Shade Full Sun
Area Coastal Areas, Exposed Windy Areas
Soil Well Drained, Alkaline/Chalky, Poor/Dry
Colour Blue (Pale), Lilac
Type Evergreen, Hedging, Pot Grown
Ornamental Fragrant, Repeat Flowering
Flowering Jul, Aug, Sep

Lavandula intermedia Vera

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SIZES 1-7 8-99100+
P9 (9cm Pot) Stock = 336 £4.99Stock = 336 £3.98Stock = 336 £3.48
1L Stock = 38 £7.98Stock = 38 £6.98Stock = 38 £5.98
2 Litre Pot Stock = 83 £10.99Stock = 83 £9.98Stock = 83 £8.99
3 Litre Pot Out of Stock £13.98Out of Stock£12.96Out of Stock£11.98
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Lavandula intermedia: Vera Dutch Lavandin Plants

Vera Lavender is a vigorous sub-shrub with long, slender flower spikes covered with tiny violet-blue scented blooms. With its grey-green evergreen foliage, it provides colour and interest through the year making it ideal as a structural component in beds and borders, and as a fragrant hedge alongside a path.

Have a look at the rest of our lavender range here. Vera will make a hedge up to 1m tall. For something larger, browse our full range of hedging.

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 overall more convenient for hedge use, unless instant impact is your priority. If you are only 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).

Features:

  • Use: Plant at 60cm intervals for hedges and edges or use as a herbaceous perennial
  • Height: 1.1 m
  • Spread: 1.1 m
  • Colour: deep violet/blue flowers
  • Shape: long flower spikes
  • Aspect: south facing
  • Scent: strong, lavender
  • Flowering: summer-early autumn
  • Leaves: evergreen, grey-green narrow foliage

Growing Vera Lavender

She prefers a neutral to alkaline, poor to moderately fertile soil in a sheltered position, but it can tolerate acid conditions. Plant in full sun and well-drained soil, as lavender struggles with wet conditions in winter. Drought-tolerant and very hardy providing it is grown in favourable conditions.

Spacing a Vera Lavender hedge:
Best planted at 60cm apart for a really nice tight formal hedge, but it will still look fine with a looser 90cms spacing.

Good in Your Garden

Lavender is traditionally used for scented hedging alongside paths and walls, or to edge cottage garden borders. A versatile specimen shrub, it can be clipped to create evergreen structure in a formal garden or left to grow naturally in more informal designs.

In a drought-tolerant border, lavender combines well with echinacea, cosmos, lamb's ear and sedum. Vera is perfect for herb beds and provides wonderful cut flower stems. For a modern prairie border, try pairing with Mexican feather grass or tufted hair grass to create a loose, ethereal style.

Did You Know?

The name lavender is thought to derive from the Latin lavare 'to wash' because the Greeks and Romans added lavender flowers to their baths to sweeten the water. Intermedia refers to the cross between English and Portuguese lavender that created this taller form, which is commonly called Lavandin.

Confusion may arise from the fact that this hybrid cultivar is called Lavandula intermedia Vera, and Lavandula vera was an alternative species name for the "true" lavender, Lavandula angustifolia. Some sources get them mixed up and list a mish-mash of the two names, Lavandula angustifolia Vera, which doesn't exist.

Lavender has been used for centuries in herbalism to dress wounds, aid sleep and alleviate anxiety. The sweet fragrance is still added to soaps, perfumes and essential oils, and the petals can even be used sparingly in cakes and biscuits.

Flowers & Bees: Listed by the RHS as a top Plant for Pollinators. The pollen and nectar-rich flowers are beloved by pollinating insects. In the summer months, lavender often sounds like it is alive with buzzing as each plant is smothered with bees and butterflies. Great for adding colour and scent to a pollinator border or wildlife garden.

  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)

    £19.80

    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)

    £75.00

    including VAT per order

*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
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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