Lavandula x intermedia 'Fred Boutin'
Perennial: Hardy zone 5-9
Excellent for crafting! Unique for its long sturdy stems and
silver-grey leaves. Although aroma is not particularly strong but
beautiful lavender-violet flowers are one of the most preferred
varieties for crafts. Grows in dense clumps and is excellent for
informal hedges in sunny areas. Named after the California
botanist who discovered this variety in the 1980s.
Like any other variety, Fred Boutin Lavender must be located in full sun and planted in well drained alkaline sandy soil, ideally in a raised bed or rock garden as they are prone to root rot if conditions are too wet. Perfect for borders, rock gardens and containers. After the second year of growth, begin pruning once or twice a year, cutting back a third of its foliage. This will help maintain their shape, leaf and flower production as well as prevent woodyness.
Flowers August onwards. Height 140cm.
Please note that there are 2 listings available for this plant. One is for the live potted plant itself, and the other for the spring cutting. Please view our Lavender page for cutting details.
If you are purchasing a live potted plant, please choose "farm pick up" in the delivery options when checking out.
Cuttings can be shipped within Canada.