PO Box 567
Lilydale, Vic 3140
Phone (03) 9735 3831
Norfolk Lavender is one the England’s, if not the worlds, most famous lavender houses. They were incorporated in 1941 after producing their first crop in 1933. However the family tradition of growing goes back to 1874 when Linn Chilvers’ (the founder) father started his nursery and florist business and was a Royal Warrant holder, supplying plants to Queen Alexandra. In 1953, Linn asked Adrian Head to be trustee and director. Ann his wife also took an active role in the business. It is their son, Henry who is the current Managing Director and responsible for the ongoing success of this old family company. They are still holders of a Royal Warrant “By appointment to HRH the Prince of Wales. Growers & Distillers of English essential oils.” Norfolk lavender is also holder of one of the National Lavender Collections in England. As such they have a broad range and are often selecting for new and better forms. For this reason Larkman Nurseries has entered a joint relationship to bring you, the Australian Lavender lover the best of the new forms. So grow, and enjoy this most magical of all plants.
‘Miss Muffet’ is a True English Lavender, only growing to 40cm tall and 40cm wide. It is a compact plant with grey green foliage and the soft lilac blue flowers in mid spring to mid summer. It is a low camphor plant and can be used for Grade one oil and culinary purposes. It also makes an excellent border plant or as a feature plant in a formal garden. Plant with other lavenders like ‘Ashdown Forest’, ‘Miss Katherine’, ‘Kew Red’ and ‘Hazel’ or with summer flowering plants like Penstemon ‘Blackbird’ or Salvia lycoides. Like all lavenders, an annual prune and feed with Gypsum and Osmocote Outdoor Trees & Shrubs will keep your plants looking great. ‘Miss Muffet’ was raised in Suffolk, UK by Joan Schofield.