Lavandula Rosea is a hardy pink-flowering evergreen lavender with strong scent and pretty flowers that attract pollinators. Pink Lavandula Angustifolia Rosea is a tried and tested UK hardy lavender that’s been around since 1949 and proved itself a top performer. The RHS has awarded it the Perfect for Pollinators title.
Pink lavender has a neat, compact form with grey-green foliage that’s narrow and scented. New foliage grows in late spring and dense spikes of rose-pink flowers in July continue to bloom through the summer months until the colder weather arrives. In winter the grey-green foliage brings colour to a bare garden and provides a habitat for overwintering insects. Pink lavender has the traditional lavender scent we all know and retains enough scent when dry to use around the home.
Height And Spread of Lavandula Rosea Lavandula Angustifolia Rosea will reach a maximum height of 75cm and spread across the same. The flower spikes reach above the maximum height in a cloud of fragrant pink.
How Hardy Is Lavandula Rosea Pink lavender is hardy in the UK if it’s well-drained. It is drought-tolerant, preferring drier conditions and is rarely bothered by pests.
How To Use Lavandula Rosea The soft pink flowers of this hardy lavender make good under-planting in a rose garden and suit a cottage garden mixed border, a herb garden, or a rock garden. A row of pink lavender creates a scented, flowering low hedge to divide your garden or line a footpath. It suits wildlife gardens where its adored by beneficial insects, and if clipped into spheres looks contemporary in a modern urban garden too. You can grow Lavandula Angustifolia Rosea in a container on the patio if it's watered regularly.
How To Care For Lavandula Rosea This pink lavender needs little care once established. Lavender enjoys full sun in a light sandy soil with good drainage. You can cut back the spent flower stalks once the flowers have faded and trim back last year’s foliage in April, but do not cut into dead wood as this will not regrow. Trimming back lavender encourages air circulation and prevents this sun-loving plant from rotting in our wet UK winters.