PO Box 567
Lilydale, Vic 3140
Phone (03) 9735 3831
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.‘Avice Hill’ is an excellent example of this with a delightful soft fragrance that leaves a lasting impression. It is a compact plant growing to 55- 60 cm in height. It has amethyst violet flowers in mid summer and likes full sun with good drainage and an annual feed of gypsum or dolomite lime and Osmocote slow release.
L.‘Avice Hill’ was raised in New Zealand by its name sake who is a passionate lover of herbs (particularly lavender ). The flowers are excellent for cutting for fresh use, for drying, potpourri, and as a grade one oil. It is another Clive Larkman lavender selection and is highly recommended for any cottage or formal garden, whilst also performing well as a pot plant. For a stunning hedge plant a series of them 40cm apart!