Lavender Devonshire Compact Herb Plant
About Lavender Devonshire Compact: A low growing, compact, evergreen French Lavender with needle like grey green foliage. The flower heads are large and deep purple topped with slightly lighter purple bracts. The small size and compact habit of this Lavender make it perfect for pots.
Grows to a height of around 25cm and spreads to around 30cm.
Lavandula stoechas 'Devonshire Compact'
About the Lavender 'Family': Lavender is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants from the Lamiaceae family. The two main types grown ornamentally are 'angustifolia' or 'English Lavender and 'stoechas' or French Lavender. A very useful herb which is grown as culinary herbs, ornamental perennials and commercially for their essential oils. Lavenders are very aromatic and have a sweet, citrusy fragrance similar to lemon. They are very attractive to pollinating insects particularly Bees which make high quality, Monofloral Lavender Honey. Lavender is used as a flavouring to pasta, salads, dressings and desserts. The flower buds and leaves are used in teas, jams, candies, ice creams and baked goods. It can be used in place of Rosemary and has a somewhat more delicate flavour which can increase when dried rather than fresh. The essential oils of Lavender have antiseptic properties and are used in a wide array of products. They're used as fragrances in cosmetics and bath products especially soaps.