Lavender Plants - Wholesale Nurseries
From white to pink and blue, along with the brilliant reds of Lavandula stoechas 'Kew Red' wholesale growers in the UK offer the widest selection of Lavender plants to landscapers and retail garden centres.
L.angustifolia 'Hidcote' and L. x imtermedia 'Grosso' are two of the most popular varieties, however retailers should look at some of the newer introductions, particularly those with brilliant colored flowers.
Plants grown outdoors in the UK are more hardy and with improvements in hybridisation show better disease resistance than many imported varieties.
Some varieties, although grown in the UK are not frost resistant and are best grown as patio plants. Your local garden centre should be able to provide adequate advice on suitability.
Available in sizes from plug plants, suited to ongrowing or for mass planting to advanced plants ready for sale for border planting or hedges, suppliers in the UK can meet most Lavender needs with ease.
Minimum orders apply at many growers.
Lavender falls into four main catagories in terms of hardiness.
- Hardy Lavender
These varieties include L.angustifolia, L x intermedia. L x chaytorae
- Frost Hardy Lavender
These varieties include L. pedunculata and many L.stoechas
- Half Hardy Lavender
Most L.dentata varieties are regarded as 'Half Hardy'
- Tender Lavender
Usually with more delicate flowers this group is best grown in pots in all areas of the UK and over wintered in a protected position. L. pinnata buchii (Tenerife Lavender), L. canariensis (Canary Island Lavender), L.pinnata (Fernleaf Lavender), L. rotundifolia (Cape Verde Lavender)
Lavender varieties are available for sale from the following Growers
High St Beulieu Hampshire
phone : 01590 612307
P DAVIS NURSERIES
Moor Lane Westfield Woking Surrey GU22 9RB UK
phone: 01483 722521 fax: 01483 756915
Includes: alpines, conifers, camellias, heathers, hederas, acers, rhododendrons, pieris, bamboo, climbers, herbaceous plants, ferns, grasses, hedging, waterside plants, ground cover plants
phone: 01945 410 888
Plug plant specilaists
Pillar Box Lane Hadow Tonbridge Kent
phone : 01732 810081