Lavender French Royal Crown (Lavandula Dentata var. Royal Crown), also know as French Royal Crown Green Lavender, is a compact, evergreen shrub to over 60-80 cm in height, with narrow, dark green leaves with finely toothed margins, and long-stalked spikes of purple flowers topped by pale purple bracts. It flowers all year.
Lavender prefers a full sun to part shade position and is excellent for the hot and dry areas of most gardens. Commonly used for hedges and borders as well as pots and containers.
Growing Royal Crown Green Lavender
- It can take one to three months for lavender seeds to germinate, so start early and be patient.
- Use shallow seed trays and just barely cover the seeds with soil.
- Use a light soil or a vermiculite blend.
- Keep the seeds moist but not overly wet.
- A sunny spot is a great location to keep the soil from getting too wet and to add warmth.
- Your lavender seedlings will be ready to transplant once they have several leaves per plant.
- Your first year of growth will not be impressive, but by year two, expect to have large, blooming lavender.
- Prune lightly after flowering to maintain a compact shape.
- Plant 30cm apart for a hedge or border.
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