The Specialist Plant Nursery
We propagate and sell a huge range of unusual Perennials, Grasses, Alpines and wildflowers together with a large selection of Lavender and Herb plants.
Expert advice available from our knowledgeable team.
ALL LAVENDERS NEED TO BE CUT BACK ~ 1/2″ above the hardwood
Mid September (ie September 15th between 10am and 11am!!!!!!)
Cut back again in the spring after first flush to shape
Yorkshire Lavender has hundreds of different varieties of herbs, from the well-known favourites and mainstays of the herb patch and window box to highly unusual varieties grown for culinary, medicinal, aromatherapy or drying purposes.
For some years now, we have been growing and supplying an ever-increasing range of different herb plants alongside our extraordinary lavenders at our Nursery.
You’ll find all the usual culinary herbs – parsley, sage, oregano,rosemary and thyme – but also some you may not have come across before like lovage, pennyroyal and chicory. Some herb plants are for sale in big 1 1/2 litre pots allowing you to get a herb bed very well established in no time at all. There are mints galore – not only spearmint and peppermint but gingermint, chocolate mint, pineapple mint and apple mint. Sages including the gorgeous big leaved half-hardy blackcurrant sage with its cerise flowers and the beautiful marble-leaved variegated sages in reds and yellows. You could put in a low growing thyme tapestry in soft muted shades of greens, greys, reds, golds and silver to carpet a corner of your garden.
Perhaps you are looking for some height in the back of your border – why not try a handsome, ferny bronze fennel. Its lovely fresh aniseed flavour is terrific within tomato or cucumber salads and is brilliant with oily fish. It ll produce pretty yellow lacy flowers followed by seeds which can also be used in cooking. If you love Italian food, there is a range of basils and also oregano and marjorum – both excellent in aromatic pizza toppings and pasta sauces. Coriander, for Thai, Indian and Mexican cooking. There are several rosemarys – the ideal partner for barbequed lamb – that cover themselves in intense blue flowers. Other beautiful blues are borage, chicory, and of course the lavenders themselves, but not all lavenders are blue – some are pink some white and others red, green or purple. There is even one called Fathead – now who could you give that to?
We also stock many of the more unusual herbs and advice and information about growing and using them is available from our knowledgeable team.
We have listed a selection of the lavender plants that we currently stock at Yorkshire Lavender:. If you are looking for a variety that is not on the list then please do get in touch on 01653 648 008 as we may just have it.
LAVENDER – ANGUSTIFOLIA
Angustifolia ALBA : Compact bush. Oopen white flowers. Mid-green leaves. Height 50 cm. Flowering June/July. Sweet fragrance.
Angustifolia ARCTIC SNOW : A neat compact bush. Clear white flowers. Bright green foliage in Spring. Height 50 cm. Flowering June/July. Good fragrance.
Angustifolia ASHDOWN FOREST : A dense and tidy bush. Good grey-green foliage all year round. Pale purple flowers. Height 50 cm. Flowering June/July. Pleasant fragrance.
Angustifolia BLUE CUSHION : A dwarf rounded and bushy habit. Grey, green foliage. Deep blue flowers. Height 55 cm. Flowering July – August. Mild fragrance.
Angustifolia BEECHWOOD BLUE : One of the most difficult lavender to propagate. A small compact shrub. Intense deep blue flower. Grey-green leaves. Height 50 cm. Flowering July. Sweet fragrance. One for your collection.
Angustifolia BLUE ICE : Pale blue flowers emerge from icy-blue buds – very unusual colour. Height 50 cm. Flowering July. Good fragrance.
Angustifolia BOWLES EARLY : A bushy, erect habit. Greyish-green foliage. Blue flower. Height 60 cm. Flowering June. Strong fragrance.
Angustifolia CEDAR BLUE : A compact and dense habit. Green foliage. A lovely mid-blue flower. Height 50 cm. Flowering July. Strong, subtle fragrance.
Angustifolia COCONUT ICE : An unusual upright lavender. White and pink-mauve flowers on the same spike. Grey-green leaves. Height 60 cm. Flowering July. Mild fragrance.
Angustifolia DWARF BLUE : A compact plant. Mid-green foliage. Violet to blue flowers. Height 45 cm. Flowering July. Fragrant.
Angustifolia ELIZABETH : Large, thick pointed dark purple flowers are produced on strong stems. Foliage has an overall strong grey look, older leaves become glossy green. Height 60 cm. Flowering June/July. Fragrant.
Angustifolia FOLGATE : A neat, erect bush with slightly spreading habit. Grey-green foliage. A good long flowering lavender which the bees and butterflies love. Traditional bright, mid-blue flowers. Height 55 cm. Flowering June/August. Subtle fragrance. A truly English lavender.
Angustifolia HIDCOTE : An erect lavender with a dense habit. Grey, foliage. Strong violet-blue flowers. Height 45 cm. Flowering June/July. Strong fragrance. This is the most popular lavender we stock.
Angustifolia HIDCOTE PINK : An erect bush with a slightly splayed habit. Grey-green foliage. Pale pink-mauve flowers. Height 60 cm. Flowering June/July. Sweet fragrance.
Angustifolia IMPERIAL GEM : An upright, slightly splayed habit. Grey, green foliage. Deep blue flowers. Height 40 cm. Flowering June/July. Strong fragrance.
Angustifolia LAVENITE PETITE : A very compact habit. Lots of short vivid blue flower spikes, shaped like little pompoms. Grey-green foliage. Height 35 cm. Flowering June. Quite aromatic fragrance. (Available 2018)
Angustifolia LITTLE LADY : A tidy and compact bush. An abundance of clear open light blue flowers. Grey-green foliage. Height 40 cm. Flowering June/July. Strong fragrance.
Angustifolia LITTLE LOTTIE : A rare and short lavender. Can become a little open with age. Green foliage. Mauve-pink flowers. Height 30 cm. Flowering June/July. Fragrant. Ideal for rockeries.
Angustifolia LODDON BLUE : A compact, low bush. Excellent grey-green foliage. Strong blue flowers. Height 60 cm. Flowering July. Strong fragrance especially the foliage.
Angustifolia LODDON PINK : An upright, erect plant. Dense grey, green foliage. Pink-grey flowers. Height 60 cm. Flowering June/July. Good fragrance.
Angustifolia MAILLETTE : A lavender bush with a loose habit. Grey-green foliage. Mid-blue flowers. Height 60 cm. Flowering July. Very strong fragrance. Grown for its oil for the perfume industry.
Angustifolia MELISSA LILAC : An erect yet splayed bush. An overall look of grey-green foliage. Dark purple flowers. Height 60 cm. Flowering June/July. Strong fragrance.
Angustifolia MISS KATHERINE : A neat and compact habit, more wide than tall. Green foliage. True pink flowers. Height 60 cm. Flowering July. Quite fragrant.
Angustifolia MUNSTEAD : A traditional, compact and medium sized lavender. Strong grey-green foliage. Mid-blue flowers. Height 60 cm. Flowering June/July. Sweet fragrance.
Angustifolia NANA ALBA : A very small dense bush. Grey-green foliage. Tiny spikes of white flowers. Height 30 cm. Flowering July. Fragrant. Ideal in a rockery.
Angustifolia PETER PAN : Forms erect, compact hammocks. Grey-green foliage. Deep purple flowers. Height 50 cm. Flowering June/July. Good fragrance.
Angustifolia PRINCESS BLUE : A compact young plant, open in habit when older. Grey-green foliage. Violet-blue flowers. Height 60 cm. Flowering July/August. A strong, traditional perfume.
Angustifolia ROSEA : A dense, hardy lavender. Green foliage. Pink flowers. Keeps a good neat form. Height 60 cm. Flowering July. Very fragrant.
Angustifolia ROYAL PURPLE : An erect plant with a splayed habit. Grey foliage. Dark purple flowers. Height 60 cm. Flowering July. Very fragrant.
Angustifolia THUMBELINA LEIGH : A small round bush. Mid-green leaves. Flowers very dark violet-purple. Height 25-30 cm. Flowering July. Pleasant fragrance.
Angustifolia TWICKEL PURPLE : A good strong grower. Green foliage. A vibrant purple flower on long splayed spikes. Height 75 cm. Flowering July/August. Excellent fragrance. The strong stems are popular for craft work.
LAVENDER – INTERMEDIA
Intermedia ALBA : A vigorous erect and sprawling bush. Greyish-green foliage. Long startling white flowers. Height 110 cm. Flowering July. Pleasant fragrance.
Intermedia ARABIAN NIGHTS : A neat bushy plant with a low, compact base. Long slightly splayed stems. Mid-green foliage. Dark purple flowers. Height 70 cm. Flowering August. Strong fragrance.
Intermedia ‘DUTCH’ VERA : A large wide bush. Striking, silver-grey foliage. Mid-blue flowers. Height 100 cm. Flowering July. Pungent and sharp fragrance.
Intermedia EDELWEISS : An open but well shaped bush. Green-grey foliage. Long, narrow spikes of pure white flowers. Height 60 cm. Flowering mid July. Strong, sweet fragrance.
Intermedia FRAGRANT MEMORIES : A robust, bushy shrub, neat habit. Narrow steel-grey foliage. Mid-blue flowers. Height 90 cm. Flowering mid July. Good fragrance.
Intermedia GRAPPENHALL : An old variety named after a small town in Cheshire in early 1900s. A tall, vigorous shrub. Green-grey foliage. Mid-blue flowers. Height 100 cm. Flowering late July. Good fragrance. (Available 2018)
Intermedia GROSSO : A compact bush with widespread and splayed stems. Green foliage. Deep purple flowers. Height 90 cm. Flowering late July. Very strong fragrance. Grown in Provence for its oil content.
Intermedia HIDCOTE GIANT : A vigorous, upright bush, tendency to become sprawling in older plants. Greenish foliage. Very large dark purple flowers. Height 100 cm. Flowering July/August. Strong fragrance.
Intermedia IMPRESS PURPLE : A good compact, bushy plant with strong, splayed stems. Mid-green foliage. Deep purple flowers. Height 80 cm. Flowering July/August. Sweet fragrance.
Intermedia LULLINGSTONE CASTLE : A robust, rare lavender with an upright habit. Green foliage. Lovely long pointed spikes of mid-blue flowers. Height 100 cm. Flowering July/September. Mid-strong fragrance.
Intermedia OLD ENGLISH : A very attractive, upright bush with a spreading ha