Lavandula angustifolia Melissa Lilac
Lavandula angustifolia Melissa Lilac
English Lavender

Lavandula angustifolia Melissa Lilac



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Lavandula angustifolia Melissa Lilac, like all English lavenders, thrives in the British climate if planted in full sun. Perfect as a clipped hedge, at the front of herbaceous borders or in a container, this variety has particularly attractive lilac flowers that attract pollinators and can be cut for arrangements or drying.


The perfect joy of this evergreen perennial shrub is the scent: evocative, heady and unfortunately impossible to photograph. Plant as a low hedge along paths and borders, perfuming the air as you walk past.

  • Flowers: July to September
  • Hardy
  • All soil types
  • East, South or West facing
  • Full sun

Plant in spring in well drained soil, with full sun. Cut back after flowering to prevent woody stems but avoid cutting into old wood.