HTA names lavender as May plant of the month

Lavender has been nominated as the Plant of the Month for May by the Horticultural Trades Association's (HTA) PlantforLife campaign.

Lavender is HTA's plant of the month for May - Image: HTA
Lavender is HTA's plant of the month for May - Image: HTA

A popular garden plant whether in the border or grown in a container, Lavender is popular as it is easy on its own or as a companion plant, encourages bees and emits a beautiful scent.

HTA's David Gilchrist said: "There are lavender plants that will let you choose from the full spectrum of colours to create a uniform hedge or just have a collection of different shades. Lavender plants make an excellent edge to a rose border or herb or vegetable garden. They will help soften the lines of hard landscaping such as terraces or patios and wherever it is planted lavender brings structure, colour and most significantly its alluring scent."

Nominated and agreed upon by British growers and retailers, the HTA's Plant of the Month campaign highlights the plants that are widely available and looking especially good in garden centres each month. Different varieties are recommended together with simple planting and care hints and tips.

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