The Garden Guide

Book: Colour schemes for the flower garden
Chapter: Chapter 7 The flower border in July

Dwarf lavender

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Much use is made of a dwarf kind of Lavender that is also among the best of the July flowers The whole size of the plant is about one-third that of the ordinary kind; the flowers are darker in colour and the time of blooming a good month earlier. It has a different use in gardening, as the flowers, being more crowded and of a deeper tint, make a distinct colour effect. Besides its border use, it is a plant for dry banks, tops of rock-work and dry-walling.