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

Lavandula dentata 'Ploughman's Blue'

Blue French Lavender

Plant Type Med shrub
Flower Colour Blue purple
Leaf Shape Dentate
Leaf Colour Grey/green
Sun/Shade Full sun
Climate Min Temperate
Climate Max Semi arid
Drought Dry periods
Coastal Second level
Frost Light
Native Exotic
Flower Months All Year



Lavenders are one of the world's most popular genera of perennial plants and are grown in almost all Western gardens.  The common names differ from country to country and have some relationship to where the species originates from.  Most of the cultivars are of the 'English' or 'Spanish' types.  Another major form are the 'French' type lavenders, Lavandula dentata of which 'Ploughman’s Blue' is a selection by Peter carter from New Zealand with a deep blue lavender flower heads over most of the year.  


'Ploughman’s Blue' has the normal grey foliage of Lavandula dentata candicans with darker flower color.  It grows to approximately 1m x 1m in ideal conditions.  'Ploughman’s Blue' requires full sun, very good drainage and plenty of air movement.  A regular addition of Calcium along with some Osmocote slow release and an annual prune will keep the plant looking good.


'Ploughman’s Blue' looks good as an informal hedge, in a tub on the patio or as a specimen plant in an open position.  The flowers can be cut and used fresh as a posy or dried in handicrafts.  Plant with other Lavender, Rosemary of a collection of Salvia.


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