Manor Farm Herbs
Manor Farm
Fringford
Bicester
Oxfordshire OX27 8DP

Manor Farm Herbs: Rosemarys Lavenders Cotton Lavenders and Hyssop


Cotton Lavender

Cotton Lavender: Santolina chamaecyparissus

Santolina chamaecyparissus

Height:
45cm (18in)
Suitable for:
Sandy soil in a sunny position.
Price:
£4.44
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

Cotton lavender is a small and strongly aromatic shrub with very pale grey woolly leaves. It is traditionally clipped into a hedge and used for edging in knot gardens. Unclipped plants produce bright yellow button-like flowers in summer.

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Cotton Lavender - green foliage

Cotton Lavender - green foliage: Santolina virens (syn. rosmarinifolia)

Santolina virens (syn. rosmarinifolia)

Height:
60cm (24in)
Suitable for:
Well drained soil in a sunny position.
Available Spring 2022.

This form of cotton lavender is a small evergreen shrub with a heather-like appearance. The foliage is bright green and has a strong chamomile like aroma. Very attractive cream flowers arise abundantly throughout mid summer.

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Cotton Lavender 'Lemon Fizz'

Cotton Lavender 'Lemon Fizz': Santolina chamaecyparissus 'Lemon Fizz'

Santolina chamaecyparissus 'Lemon Fizz'

Height:
30 - 45 cm (12 - 18in)
Suitable for:
Sun or part shade in a free draining compost or soil. Tubs and containers.
Price:
£4.44
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

This spectacular small shrub is a new introduction, with stunning acid yellow foliage and a compact, tightly growing habit. This cotton lavender positively glows with colour throughout the year.

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French Lavender

French Lavender: Lavender stoechas 'Blue Star'

Lavender stoechas 'Blue Star'

Height:
40cm (16in)
Suitable for:
Borders, edging and containers in full sun and well drained soil.
Price:
£3.70
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

This is a particularly fine form of french lavender with intense blue scented flowers. Each flower spike has the traditional brightly coloured tuft at the top of the flower.

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Hedge Germander

Hedge Germander: Teucrium divaricatum

Teucrium divaricatum

Height:
30 - 60cm (1 - 2ft)
Suitable for:
Any soil in a sunny spot. Ideal for hedging and containers.
Price:
£4.44
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

Hedge Germander is a small perennial evergreen shrub with glossy green leaves and spires of deep pink flowers in June and July. It makes a good edging plant that can be trimmed to form a low evergreen hedge.

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Germander Silver

Germander Silver: Teucrium x Ackermannii

Teucrium x Ackermannii

Height:
up to 20cm
Spread:
up to 45cm
Suitable for:
Any hot dry spot in the garden and will thrive even in the most difficult soil
Price:
£4.44
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

Silver germander — a little known creeping cultivar — a compact and mound forming little shrub with silvery grey-green foliage and clusters of scented purple-pink flowers in summer.

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Hyssop

Hyssop: Hyssopus officinalis

Hyssopus officinalis

Height:
Up to 60cm (2ft)
Suitable for:
Light well drained soil in full sun.
Price:
£3.70
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

Hyssop is an unfamiliar perennial herb that deserves much greater popularity. It is a small semi-evergreen bush with green minty scented leaves and highly attractive purple blue flowers in late summer.

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Pink Hyssop

Pink Hyssop: Hyssopus officinalis

Hyssopus officinalis

Height:
Up to 60cm
Suitable for:
Light well drained soil in full sun - edging and containers.
Price:
£3.70
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

Hyssop is an attractive flowering shrubby herb which deserves greater popularity. It has scented green foliage and colourful pink flowers in late summer. An ideal plant for the herb garden or the border, and also very effective planted as a low growing hedge.

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White lavender

White lavender: Lavandula x intermedia 'Edelweiss'

Lavandula x intermedia 'Edelweiss'

Height:
Up to 45cm
Suitable for:
Sunny sheltered spot with well drained soil. Pots and container planting.
Price:
£3.70
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

A more unusual lavender with pure white flowers and lovely silvery grey foliage, the flower colour contrasts well with the more frequently grown purple flowered varieties. It is more compact than some other white lavenders and this makes it ideal for planting as an informal aromatic hedge, either alone or mixed with other lavenders of a similar size.

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Lavender Hidcote

Lavender Hidcote: Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'

Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'

Height:
45cm (18in)
Suitable for:
A sunny position in well drained soil.
Price:
£3.70
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

Hidcote is one of the most popular of dwarf lavenders. It has a compact habit and dark purple flowers. A superb garden plant either alone or as a small hedge, with many culinary, medicinal and cosmetic uses.

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Lavender 'Grosso' (Dutch lavender, Lavandin)

Lavender 'Grosso' (Dutch lavender, Lavandin): Lavender x intermedia 'Grosso'

Lavender x intermedia 'Grosso'

Height:
90cm (in flower)
Spread:
70cm
Suitable for:
Sunny, well-drained spot. Borders or larger containers.
Price:
£3.70
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

A taller, hardy lavender with a bright silver foliage and long lilac flower spires. This is the lavender grown extensively in Provence for the perfumery industry and so has an intense aroma and is naturally very popular with all pollinators.

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Lavender Melissa Lilac

Lavender Melissa Lilac: Lavandula angustifolia 'Melissa Lilac'

Lavandula angustifolia 'Melissa Lilac'

Height:
Up to 60 cm
Suitable for:
Full sun, dry well drained soil. Great for borders, edging and containers.
Price:
£3.70
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

Lavender is one of our most popular garden shrubs. Melissa Lilac is a form of English lavender similar to the well known Lavender Hidcote but slightly taller. It has aromatic silvery foliage and, in summer, stunning large flower spikes showing the best lilac colour.

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Lavender x allardii 'Meerlo'

Lavender x allardii 'Meerlo': Lavandula x allardii 'Meerlo'

Lavandula x allardii 'Meerlo'

Height:
60 – 90 cm tall and wide when flowering
Suitable for:
Dry sunny situation. Ideal in containers makes a great feature plant.
Available Spring 2021.

Lavender Meerlo is an exceptionally attractive variety with bright light green foliage, variegated with pale cream on the edge of each leaf. The foliage is especially fragrant. In mid summer it produces tall spires of typical pale blue lavender flowers. This is quite a tender variety of lavender and needs to be kept dry and protected from frost in winter.

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Lavender Provence (Blue Lavandin)

Lavender Provence (Blue Lavandin): Lavender x intermedia 'Provence'

Lavender x intermedia 'Provence'

Height:
Up to 90cm
Spread:
90 – 120cm
Suitable for:
Full sun, dry well drained soil. Great for borders, edging and containers.
Price:
£3.70
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

Lavender Provence is a lovely upright hardy evergreen shrub. The foliage ages from green to silvery green and is topped with long spikes of lavender blue flowers in summer, each reaching 45 – 60 cm in length. This is one of the tallest lavender cultivars and makes a great specimen plant. It can be used as an informal edging if there is enough space and looks impressive in large containers.

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Rosemary

Rosemary: Rosmarinus officinalis

Rosmarinus officinalis

Height:
Up to 1.5m
Suitable for:
Sunny spot with well drained soil. Great in containers.
Price:
£3.70
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

Rosemary is a woody perennial herb with green fragrant needle-like leaves. It flowers from early spring, often before the daffodils, with pale blue/lilac blossoms along the length of the younger stems. This is one of the most popular culinary herbs — every garden should have at least one rosemary plant!

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Rosemary Blue Lagoon

Rosemary Blue Lagoon: Rosmarinus officinalis 'Blue Lagoon'

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Blue Lagoon'

Height:
50 cm
Spread:
90 cm
Suitable for:
Sheltered sunny site with well drained soil. Plant in borders, on banks and slopes and in containers.
Price:
£3.70
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

This unusual form of rosemary is neither upright or prostrate. It has a graceful arching habit with dark green foliage and attractive, deep blue flowers covering the upper parts of stem in the spring. It is most decorative and is grown for both it's ornamental and culinary qualities.

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White-flowered Rosemary

White-flowered Rosemary: Rosemarinus officinalis 'Alba'

Rosemarinus officinalis 'Alba'

Height:
Up to 2m
Spread:
1.5m
Suitable for:
Dry, sunny, sheltered position and container planting.
Price:
£3.70
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

A choice plant with masses of white flowers in spring and an upright habit. The flowers positively glisten in the spring sunshine, contrasting with the dark green foliage. Like all the rosemarys it has a great flavour to add to your cooking.

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Prostrate or Creeping Rosemary

Prostrate or Creeping Rosemary: Rosmarinus officinalis Prostratus group

Rosmarinus officinalis Prostratus group

Height:
Up to 20cm (8in)
Suitable for:
Sheltered, protected position in full sun. Well drained sandy soil. Ideal for containers.
Available Late April.

Like all rosemarys this herb is an evergreen perennial. It has low trailing growth and from early spring onwards the arching stems are covered with abundant sky blue flowers.

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Rosemary Miss Jessopp's Upright

Rosemary Miss Jessopp's Upright: Rosmarinus officinalis 'Miss Jessopp's Upright'

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Miss Jessopp's Upright'

Height:
Up to 2m (6ft)
Suitable for:
Light, fairly dry soil. Sunny and sheltered spot.
Price:
£3.70
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

Miss Jessopp's Upright is a strongly growing upright variety of rosemary, which should definitely have a place in every herb garden. It has fine silvery green foliage and abundant pale blue flowers in spring.

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