Large White. August 24.
Small Tortoiseshell. July 12.
Comma. 16 July 2001.
Meadow Brown. 11 July 1999.
Lavender attracts butterflies here but isn't as successful as other plants such as Hyssop. I have a number of varieties of Lavender, dotted about the garden. Suspect that it may be more successful if I grouped a number together. Bought 10 plants at a DIY superstore in February 2004 (amazingly good value at under £7 because of reductions & special multi-buy offers) and intend planting them as a group.
Plant Type: perennial shrub
Flowers in July & August
Tidy after flowering. Prune in Spring - do not cut back into the old wood.
Originates from the Mediterranean. Some varieties are rather tender for the British winter. This plant does not appreciate wet/waterlogged soil - add plenty of grit when planting and do not over-water.