Several varieties of Lavender for visitors to take home and enjoy

During the summer months we sell  several varieties of Lavender for visitors to take home and enjoy. Our plants are in 2 litre pots and are ready to plant out into your own garden or container. We recommend planting into the ground but if you plan to use a container make sure to use a very big pot as our young plants will grow up to 36 inches high/wide over approximately 3 years and need room.

Plant in well drained soil in a sunny position and cut back during Autumn when flowering has finished.  If your soil is heavy/clay-like, we recommend removing some heavy soil and adding in good topsoil.  Lavender doesn’t like having ‘wet feet’ and during our wet winters soil needs to be free to drain.

English Lavender plants are all hardy enough for our climate and these include: English Lavender ‘Hidcote’ – a beautiful dark purple flower with green/grey foliage, growing to 36” high/wide. English Lavender ‘Munstead’ – a lilac coloured flower with green foliage, Munstead grows bigger than Hidcote and flowers for longer. Exclusive to Wexford Lavender Farm (and planted in our top field) is Dutch Lavender ‘Grosso’ which has a dark purple flower and a strong scent.  Grosso is a hybrid Lavender (and cross between a True lavender and Lavandin), grown for its high yielding oil – 80% of commercial lavender grown in France is Grosso.

Please note we don’t sell wholesale plants or orders over 30 plants to one customer.

Hints and Advice on growing lavender

Lavenders are easy to grow and care for in the garden provided the conditions are right; plenty of sun and good free draining soil.  When you bring your plants home, pick a spot that gets plenty of sun.   Plant in well-drained soil; lavender does not like having wet roots/wet soil.  If your soil is heavy or clay-like, add compost and grit to improve drainage – we recommend approximately 70/30 soil/grit.

Lavender likes a moderately alkaline soil with a pH of between 6 – 8.0, lime can be added to the soil to increase the pH level 6 months prior to planting.  If you are planting a large amount of plants (such as a hedge) it would be worth buying a soil testing kit prior to planting.

As you would when planting most plants, dig a hole twice the size of your plant and water. If your lavender is to be planted in a pot or container it will be necessary to water during the summer months, keep an eye on the soil and do not allow it to dry out.

If you remove the old flower heads at the end of summer and cut the bush back in the autumn, the plant will thrive, maintain its shape and continue to grow into a stronger bush.  We recommend cutting the bush back to the base of the flower stems after flowering every year. In the garden keep weeds at bay.