Pink lavender (Lat. Lavandula angustifolia 'Rosea') is a variety of the well-known lavender. Instead of the typical purple flowers, however, it has pink flowers, which also give it its name. Pink lavender enriches your garden with a very compact, low-growing plant that is hardy and exudes the typical aromatic lavender scent. It is a bee-, bumblebee- and butterfly-friendly perennial and ensures that these important insects feel completely at home in your garden. It is ideal for planting in areas or as a hedge.
Flowers & Pruning the pink lavender
The beautiful pink flowers appear in early summer. After flowering, the flower stems can be cut back; the rest of the shrub can be left untouched and will continue to grow naturally for the rest of the year. Around March of the following year, you should prune the lavender plant back to about 15cm. Repeat this process every spring to avoid the branches becoming woody and bare from below.
After cutting the flower stems, you can dry them and place them in a vase at home. From there, they spread the typical, aromatic lavender scent.
Buy and plant pink lavender all year round
Lavandula angustifolia ‚Rosea‘ is a hardy plant that you can plant all year round. Although the lavender is hardy, we recommend avoiding using it in frozen Böden as this can damage the plant.
How to make pink lavender feel at home in your garden
Find a spot for this plant in full sun. You will be rewarded for this location with many flowers. Lavandula angustifolia 'Rosea' will also tolerate drought. The pink lavender is very easy to care for and uncomplicated. For one square metre, you need about 12 plants.
The plants are grown in pots, so you can use the pink lavender all year round.