Growing & using Royal Purple Lavender
Royal Purple English Lavender is a gorgeous dark purple English lavender with a nice tidy habit and amazing fragrance. Bred in 1944 at Norfolk Lavender, it is used mainly for drying. Like Hidcote English Lavender, it retains more of its color than lighter colored English Lavenders when dried in an arrangement or bundle. Dried buds remain fragrant for years, even when exposed to the air.
Royal Purple English Lavender gets about two feet tall and has blooms that are about 10 inches long. It makes a nice hedge for full sun areas. It’s bright violet-blue purple flowers go well with pinks and yellows.
Royal Purple English Lavender is one of the six plants chosen to be in our International Herb Garden Six Pack.
Royal Purple English Lavender also makes a great addition to our Zone 5-11 Fragrant Herb Garden Six Pack.
This plant is often available in plug trays. These trays hold 128 of all the same plant. They are a great low cost way to fill a lot of space. Each cell is 3/4 of inch by an inch. Check here to see if Royal Purple English Lavender Plug Trays are available.
LAVENDER 1-2-3: Choosing, Planting, Growing, Pruning, Harvesting and Using lavender plants