Lavandula x intermedia ‘Margaret Roberts’

Lavandula is the genus name for what we all know as Lavender. A wonderful hardy plant that is actually related to the mint family and is mostly endemic to countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. They are loved for their fragrant leaves and beautiful flowers and have a wide variety of uses from scenting products to herbal remedies and cooking.

Lavenders like to grow in the sun with sufficient air movement around them. They prefer to grow in well-drained soil to which well decomposed compost has been added. They require regular watering when first planted but once the plants are established, they are water-wise. Be aware of over watering as this will cause rotting and they could die.

To keep a Lavender bush tidy prune back lightly, up to a third after flowering. Do not allow it to become overgrown and woody and then attempt to prune back as you could lose your plant.

Lavenders have a wonderfully long flowering period which makes them good garden subjects. They generally start flowering from early winter through spring and into summer and its best to remove faded flowers to encourage new flowers. The flowers make excellent cut flowers and are often used in dried arrangement too. Lavender flowers are butterfly magnets and the shrubs are known to be buck & rabbit resistant which make them great from farm yard gardening.

Lavender can also be used

  • medicinally, it is said to aid sleep,
  • as a scented repellent…. excellent for mosquito, midge and fly repellents
  • as a culinary herb, the flowers are delicious when used for baking purposes
  • as a household freshener and cleaning agent.

Lavenders are stunning when planted en mass. Plant them in areas where you are able to brush against them to experience their beautiful scent. They work well in containers, especially on a braai patio, and make gardening heavenly scented and easy!

Lavandula x intermedia ‘Margaret Roberts’ is a large Lavender growing approximately 75cm-1m in height. It flowers throughout the year with long cascading spikes of bluish-violet purple flowers and makes an excellent cut flower.

Eastern Cape Stockists:

Floradale Nursery – Port Elizabeth
Floradale Nursery – East London
Builders Express – East London
Builders Express – Jeffreys Bay
Builders Express – Newton Park
Builders Express – Queenstown
Builders Express – Uitenhage
Builders Express – Walmer
Builders Express – Walker drive
Builders Warehouse – Port Elizabeth
Red Leaf Nursery – Port Alfred

Free State Stockists:

Alma Kwekery – Welkom
Bruwer Kwekery – Bloemfontein
Builders Warehouse – Bloemfontein
Greenside Kwekery – Bloemfontein
Harrismith Kwekery – Harrismith
Plants@Preller – Bloemfontein
Pretty Garden Tuinsentrum – Bloemfontein
Urth Garden Centre – Bloemfontein

Gauteng Stockists:

4 Seasons Nursery – Heidelberg
Colourful Splendour – Craighall Park
Earth Outdoor Living – Fourways
Garden Pavilion – Brandmullers
Garden Pavilion – Eckards
Garden Pavilion – Sunkist
Garden World – Muldersdrift
Hecker Nursery – Boksburg
Keith Kirsten Waterfall Wilds
Lifestyle Home Garden – Randburg
Ludwig’s Roses – Egoli
Ludwig’s Roses – Farm
Ludwig’s Roses – Pretoria East
Mercury Build It – Brakpan
Midstream Garden Centre
Montrose Nursery – Morningside
Nicolas Plants – Northriding
Plantland – Akasia
Plantland – Cornwall Hill
Plantland – Crowthorne
Plantland – Krugersdorp
Plantland – Menlyn
Plantland – The Wilds
Plantland – Zambesi
Plant Paradise Garden Centre – Pretoria
Safari Tuinsentrum – Pretoria
Schaffler’s Nursery – Johannesburg
Builders Express – Bryanston
Builders Express – Cedar Square
Builders Express – Florida Glen
Builders Express – Greenstone
Builders Express – Lambton
Builders Express – Lynnwood
Builders Express – Norwood
Builders Express – Robindale
Builders Express – Wonderpark
Builders Warehouse – Bedworth Park
Builders Warehouse – Boksburg
Builders Warehouse – Centurion
Builders Warehouse – Edenvale
Builders Warehouse – Gleneagles
Builders Warehouse – Kempton Park
Builders Warehouse – Northriding
Builders Warehouse – Rivonia
Builders Warehouse – Strubens Valley
Builders Warehouse – Woodlands
Builders Warehouse – Zambesi

North West Stockists:

Clarks Tuinsentrum – Lichtenburg
Countryside Kwekery – Brits
Geelhout Gardens
Garden Pavilion – Potchefstroom
Sittig’s Nursery – Hartebeespoort

Western Cape Stockists:

Cape Garden – Joostenbergvlakte
Cape Garden – Somerset West
Cape Garden – Stellenbosch
Starke Ayres Garden Centre – Rosebank
Starke Ayres Garden Centre – West Coast Village
Stodels – Bellville
Stodels – Constantia
Stodels – Kenilworth
Stodels – Milnerton
Stodels – Somerset West
Builders Express – Kenilworth
Builders Express – Knysna
Builders Express – Stellenbosch
Builders Express – Willowbridge
Builders Warehouse – Cape Gate
Builders Warehouse – City
Builders Warehouse – Constantiaberg
Builders Warehouse – George
Builders Warehouse – Helderberg
Builders Warehouse – Table View
Builders Warehouse – Tygerberg

**Please note that not all stockists will have every plant featured**

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