PO Box 567
Lilydale, Vic 3140
Phone (03) 9735 3831

Lavandula angustifolia 'Ashdown Forest'

English Lavender

Plant Type Med shrub
Flower Colour Lavender blue
Leaf Shape Lanceolate - sm
Leaf Colour Grey
Sun/Shade Full sun
Climate Min Cool temperate
Climate Max Semi arid
Drought Tolerant
Coastal Second level
Frost Moderate
Native Exotic
Flower Months Oct-Jan



Many of what we call ‘true’ lavenders are actually Lavandins.  The true lavender has a soft sweet smell that many of us associate with Grandma’s handkerchief. L.‘Ashdown Forest’ is an excellent example of this with a delightful soft fragrance.  It is a compact plant growing to 50-55 cm in height.  It has soft lavender blue flowers from, mid spring to early summer and like most lavenders it prefers full sun with good drainage and an annual feed of Osmocote Outdoor Trees and Shrubs plus a dose gypsum or dolomite lime.


‘Ashdown Forest’ was raised in the United Kingdom at Nutlin Nursery during the mid nineteen eighties.  It is another Clive Larkman lavender selection and will make an excellent hedge (plant 45cm apart).  For a fragrant entrance plant in large tubs by the front or back door.  Interplant with Lavandula angustifolia  ‘Hidcote Pink’ for a mix of colors or use as a border to a garden of Penstemons and  Salvias

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