Phenomenal by name, phenomenal by nature! This outstanding performing lavender has all you could ever need from the much-loved perennial. Suitable for all garden conditions, positions and temperatures, it is drought-tolerant, winter hardy and evergreen for year-long interest – perfect for anyone to grow.
Not only is lavender ‘Phenomenal’ a real performer in UK gardens, but it has the most spectacular, notably larger, lilac-purple flowers than other varieties. The blooms stand on strong, upright stems and give off the most wonderful sweet scent. This combination of showy flowers and fragrance is an absolute magnet for bees, butterflies and other beneficial garden insects, making it a fabulous choice for pollinating the garden.
A real multi-purpose lavender, it’s ideal for hedging, dividing and lining pathways and edges, and also a great choice for herb gardens with its heightened fragrance, and for cut flower gardens where it makes a beautiful addition to displays and bouquets. ‘Phenomenal’ can also be planted into patio pots and containers where the perfume can really be appreciated.
Flowering throughout the summer, ‘Phenomenal’ may even give a second flush of flowers into the autumn if the first wave are cut back once faded.
So, if you want to grow lavender in your garden but aren’t sure of which one to grow, ‘Phenomenal’ really has got it all…
An easy to grow, evergreen shrub that produces masses of beautifully scented flowers above silvery-grey foliage. Drought-tolerant, lavender thrives in a sunny border, container, herb or gravel gardens.
Best planted between April and when the soil is warming up, ensure that the plants gets really good drainage and there's no need to improve the soil as lavender thrives in any poor or moderately fertile conditions.
Lavenders should be pruned every year to keep them compact. On established plants use secateurs to remove flower stalks and about 2.5cm (1in) of the current year’s growth - usually in late summer, after flowering - making sure that some green growth remains. You can prune lighty in April if required.