Lavender is one of the most popular small garden shrubs. Plants have narrow, oily and aromatic evergreen leaves and bear dense spikes of small tubular flowers in summer. Lavandula angustifolia is commonly known as English lavender. Most varieties yield purple flowers, but some cultivars come in white or pink. Nearly all cultivars and hybrids are extremely attractive to bees, butterflies and hoverflies. They make an excellent cut flower – both in fresh and dried arrangements.
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Folgate’ is a middle-growth compact bush, height 70-75 cm and diameter 75-90 cm.
It is erect, gray-green small elongated leaves and aromatic abundant blue-violet flowers carried on flowering stems about 30 cm long.
It blossoms from the end of April to early May, but can, if pruned early, present a second wave of flowering in the late summer with early autumn.
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Folgate’ has flowers that are particularly suitable for decorative use either as crafting or dried.