PO Box 567
Lilydale, Vic 3140
Phone (03) 9735 3831
This is a larger growing form of the true English Lavender. It was bred in Holland around the turn of the century. The flowers are a dark lavender blue and occur in early summer. They are longer than the average English lavender reaching 7 to 10 cm long. The plant itself grows to about 90cm in height and 60 cm wide.
Like most lavenders, Twickel Purple needs full sun and excellent drainage. It is tolerant of most frosts and extended dry periods. Feed with Osmocote Outdoor Trees and Shrubs plus a dose of gypsum or dolomite lime after flowering. It has a sprawling habit and as such should be given a good prune and feed after flowering. The flowers are low in camphor and are great for fresh or dried flower arranging and can be stripped to make a good pot-pourri.
Twickel Purple is another lavender imported by Larkman Nurseries during the mid nineties and has found favor with both the commercial grower and the home gardener. It makes a good hedge, can be used en-masse or as a specimen planting. Plant with Lavandula x intermedia ‘Grosso’ to have a long season of lavender flowers or with Salvia chiapensis for a contrast.