Lavandula Melissa Lilac
The gorgeously aromatic foliage and mellow purple flowers throughout summer are an emerging addition to your garden and attract bees, butterflies, moths and birds.
Month Available: May
Evergreen / Deciduous: Evergreen
Flower Colour: Purple
Suitable For Wildlife: Bees and Butterflies
Soil Type: Well-drained
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Season of Interest: Summer
Plant Type: Shrub
Main Attribute: Summer flowering.
Height / Spread: 60cm x 75cm (2ft x 2ft 6in)
If you grow these in pots always remember to water them regularly in summer, but keep them drier in the winter.
Where to Plant: Patio pots, Borders
Pests and Diseases: Leafhopper, Grey Mould.
Plant Care: Prune as hard as you wish, but to a visible side shoot.
Care and Time: Medium - summer
Benefits: Wonderfully vigorous and luxuriant growth. A robust lavender, it can also withstand drought. It can be used as a hedge, in a border or patio container. Highly fragranced.
History: A form of English Lavender, Melissa Lilac has unusual blooms compared to other English varieties.
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