Lavandula pinnata is also known as a Fern leaf lavender. This lavender has pinnate, fleshy leaves that give it a very different appearance to its cousins. The flowers are also unusual, on tall 60 cm - 100cm stalks, they are trident shaped, opening in a spiral around the stem and a deep blue colour. The flowering period is long, from early spring through summer. They are fast-growing in fertile conditions, but can also tolerate poor stony ground.
One disadvantage is that they are not as hardy as most other types of lavender, so a south facing sheltered position would benefit them if you do get frosts. However, we get frosts each winter in our nursery, and we have not lost any due to cold. They are native to southern Madeira and the Canary Islands.
In a gravel mulched garden they will self seed regularly, so all you need to do is select the best and thin them out.
We are a plant nursery in the Algarve specialising in dry mediterranean species. We propagate and grow our own stock in conditions they are likely to endure when they are planted out.
We grow plants that are adapted to the dry land conditions in Portugal and southern Spain, both mediterranean perennials and succulents.
We choose plants that require very little water and maintenance. We produce a range of dry land plants that are typical of the worlds mediterranean regions. These are available to order ready for planting in the wetter months of the year. Please order the plants you need and we’ll have them ready at the best time for planting.
To ensure your new plants adapt and establish quickly, we produce them in special anti-spiral root pruning containers and a range of fibre pots (no plastic waste) with our own tried and tested growing media.
Please note we have no retail outlet or garden centre and are not open to the public. For more information you can contact us here.
Plantas adaptadas à seca - produzimos plantas adaptadas às condições de Portugal e Sul de Espanha, tanto espécies mediterrânicas como suculentas.
Oferecemos uma gama de espécies típicas das zonas climáticas mediterrânicas em todo o mundo.