Victory French Lavender Plants

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General Info Wildlife Value
Shade Full Sun
Area Coastal Areas, Exposed Windy Areas
Soil Well Drained, Alkaline/Chalky, Poor/Dry
Colour Lilac, Purple
Type Evergreen, Pot Grown
Ornamental Fragrant
Flowering May, Jun, Jul

Lavandula stoechas Victorie

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Lavandula stoechas Victory, French Lavender Plants

Victory French lavender has small, dark purple flowers held on elegant, slender stems and topped with relatively long lilac-purple ‘wings’, which flutter in the breeze along with all the bees & butterflies they attract.

The grey-green evergreen foliage is strongly scented, and the plants themselves are quite compact compared to our other lavender varieties, up to around 60cm tall and wide, with flower spikes reaching up to a metre.

French lavender blooms earlier than its "English" angustifolia relatives, sometimes starting in May: if you deadhead it a little, you can extend its flowering into August, but June & July are its peak season.

Features

  • Small, dark purple flowers with long, lighter "ears"
  • Height: 60cm, 1 metre when in flower
  • Scent: Strong lavender scent
  • Flowering: May to July/August
  • Evergreen, grey-green aromatic foliage
  • Drought resistant, grows on the coast
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators

Growing French Lavender

The RHS give it a hardiness rating of H4, the most tricky rating, meaning it will withstand an "average winter" down to around -5C without much damage.
Ideally, it wants a sheltered, sunny spot against a south-facing wall in most of the country outside the South West. In colder inland and Northern regions, we recommend growing it in pots that can either be moved into shelter in winter, or that receive heat from the house and can be covered up to make a cosy microclimate. For protection in the garden, horticultural fleece is good for rows, and buckets with ventilation holes in them, or large pots, should work for covering single plants. 

Plant in sharply drained soil and full sun. If your soil’s heavy, dig in lots of grit and make a ridge or raised bed, or save yourself the trouble and grow it in pots.
Prune immediately after flowering.

Planting Companions for Victory Lavender

A group of Lavenders in terracotta pots of varying heights around a seated area has a simple and effective rhythm. It’s a classic path edging plant, where every time you brush past you’ll release a heavenly waft of perfume.

Combine it in sunny borders with other Mediterranean sun lovers such as thyme, rosemary, santolina, stachys and other later-flowering varieties of lavender, both purple and white, which will prolong the lavender season in your garden. It grey-green foliage will blend marvellously in a gravel garden.

Did you know?

To Brits, this is French Lavender, probably because we have imported so much of it from the plantations of Provence down the years, and to an American it is Spanish Lavender, which is more accurate: its native range is Spain, North Africa and some other spots around the Mediterranean.

It is also known as Butterfly (there is another cultivar that bagged the name Papillon) or Bract Lavender due to the ornamental ears or wings (bracts) topping the flowers. The whole flower is edible as a colourful garnish on salads and desserts.

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    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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