Perennials/Grasses

Lavendula
© GPP / Downderry
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greenduck

We love true lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) most of all because of its intoxicating scent. If you've got lavender in your garden or on your balcony, you can enjoy more than just its beauty and scent. The plant is also great as a culinary herb. Try it for yourself!

Perennial
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greenduck

High growing perennials easily lose their footing in strong winds or heavy rain showers. Stalks are ruffled, flowers bent - pity about the beautiful splendor.

Lavendel
© GMH / Christiane Bach
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greenduck

Lavandula angustifolia is native to the mountains surrounding the Mediterranean. The bushy subshrub has been well-known since the Middle Ages and was often planted, especially in monasteries, due to its valued scented oil and its distinguished properties. Today it’s a popular ornamental for the garden and is becoming even more popular as a potted plant for terraces and balconies due to its unmistakable scent.

Downderry Lavendula
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greenduck

Everyone knows the pictures of the blue fields of lavender from the bucolic French Provence. But lavender doesn’t only blossom in blue; it can also be violet, light pink, light blue, and bright white. Flower shape and plant form vary as well. Besides that, lavender doesn’t just grow in the Mediterranean region; it can also be successfully grown in northern regions. So that their kings and queens could drink lavender tea and enjoy the scented soaps and oils they produced, official court gardeners introduced lavender to English castle gardens centuries ago.

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