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Lavender - AvonView Lavender

4 reviews

Usually available: All year

Life cycle: Perennial
Height: 80cm
Position: Full sun
Soil preference: Well drained

This is how we pack and send your Herb Plants to all states except TAS & WA



You will receive
- 1 AvonView Lavender Herb Plant in a 50 X 75mm tube - General growing instructions

All of our Herb Plants are grown organically with certified organic potting mixes and fertilizers

Botanical Name: Lavandula stoechas 'AvonView'

Lavender ‘Avonview’ is a compact, evergreen shrub growing to 80 cm high and 60 cm wide. This variety has grey-green leaves and both the leaves and flowers have a strong aroma. The striking violet – blue flowers are held above the foliage on long stalks during long blooming periods. The longest blooming time is usually during the warmer months, but may be all year in very warm regions. This plant is bee and butterfly attractant.

Lavender ‘Avonview’ is a hybrid variety from parents Lavandula stoechas and the rare Lavandula viridis, which is a native of the mountains in Morocco. The parent L. viridis has bright green foliage and yellow flowers reminiscent of pineapples. L. stoechas is a Spanish, or French Lavender, from South Western Europe and commonly grows in dry hilly areas and open woodlands in granite and limestone soils.

‘Avonview’ does well in humid or sub humid temperate regions similar to its native Mediterranean environment. This lavender is classed as a weed in Western Australia, where the climate is ideal for wind borne seed or root fragments to establish new plant colonies. Similar problems have occurred in some areas of Victoria and South Australia.

Lavender is a much loved garden plant with a long history and many modern cultivars. The Lavandula genus belongs to the Laminaceae family, which is also known as the mint family. It has over 3500 species, from more than 180 genera, distributed across the globe. Most of this family of plants come from the Mediterranean and regions with similar climates. They are well suited to growing in the wide range of Australian conditions.

Each variety is distinctive and may have different properties. For further information please check our other lavender plant listings including French Lavender.

Growing Conditions

Lavender ‘Avonview’ requires full sun to perform well, but is tolerant of part shade. Most lavender species come from native habitats with low water requirements where dry, rocky soils are common. ‘Avonview’ prefers well drained, fertile to average sandy soil and is happy to grow in coastal soil types. This lavender does best in alkaline ground and the fragrance will be more pronounced in chalky soils. Soils should be moist if possible, but not wet or damp as this will cause root problems. Like most members of the Lavandula genus, Lavender ‘Avonview’ will tolerate dry periods and is drought tolerant once established. It is also frost hardy to -5 C, so this may be a good choice for gardens in cold winter climates.

This lavender is quite vigorous and is a little longer lived than some other species. Propagation by cuttings gives true to type plants. If the plant becomes woody prune those branches out and allow new growth to fill the gaps. However replacement plants may be needed after a few years. Pruning after flowering may help prolong the floral display. ‘Avonview’ does well in containers for those in regions requiring protection from harsh weather. ‘Avonview’ is suitable for hedging.

Medicinal Uses

Many lavender species have a history of traditional medicine use over many centuries. For hybrid varieties this is less common due to the role of modern medicine. However, all lavenders can be used to create a fragrant aroma or for burning as incense sticks, since it is a matter of personal taste. Many are also used as mild insect repellents. For further information on early medicinal use please see our other lavender listings.

Culinary Uses

Some lavender varieties are suitable for culinary use. However Lavender ‘Avonview’ is not considered suitable, possibly due to the more harsh and resinous nature of the essential oils inherited from the parent L. stoechas.

Other

The parent plant L. stoechas has been used commercially in air fresheners and insecticides.

All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.

Delivery

17 August 2021 Update: Herb Plant orders that are not in "next day" delivery zones will only be sent on Mondays due to lockdowns.

Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.

Regular Post - $10.95
Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)

HERB PLANTS

We send (Australia wide, excluding Western Australia and Tasmania):

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)  Update: Herb Plant orders that are not in "next day" delivery zones will only be sent on Mondays due to lockdowns.

OTHER PRODUCTS

We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

*Subjected to actual conditions. Find out more about our Delivery information.

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    RR
    04/02/2021
    Rosemary R.
    Australia Australia
    Bee Nice

    Lavender is my all time favourite herb so many uses as l like to dry it or bake for scones. lt will never not be fashionable in any garden

    SH
    09/11/2020
    Susan H.
    Australia Australia
    AvonView Lavender

    I bought a couple plants for my friend who is in NSW. She received the 2nd of 2 Lavender deliveries from HerbCottage and they were potted quickly. I’m very happy with prompt answers to emails and phone calls when I’ve had an enquiry.

    A
    06/13/2020
    Anonymous
    Australia Australia
    Excellent products and service

    Fabulous business to deal with. Not only beautiful healthy plants but the business followed up with how to look after the plants once received and the plants were packed really well for postal travel. Thank You so much!