Lavender 'Bee Brilliant' is a French Lavender that will bring countless beneficial insects such as bees to your garden. Suitable for culinary use, container gardens or anywhere outdoors in a sunny position. Lavender stoechas is one of the most emblematic plants from the Mediterranean region so works exceptionally well alongside other plants of a similar aestheic like Figs, Rosemary, Thyme, Cypress, Grapes, Olives, Salvia, Oleander, Bay Trees & similar.
Lavender Tip: Plant on the windward side of your property to encourage the incredible fragrance to flow through your home.
Light Requirements: All Day Sun.
Moisture & Soil Requirements: Lavender likes deep infrequent watering. They prefer well-draining soils. Plants are more robust when mature and more established.
Growth & Nutrients: Small shrub reaching around 50cm, suitable for medium-large containers and as formal or informal garden borders or specimens. Plant 30-50cm apart.
- Prune once per year after blooms have finished, this will prevent the plant from becoming too woody and help produce more soft green growth and flowers. If you get a second flush of flowers in autumn, do not trim back again in frosty areas.
- Only fertilise lavender lightly in springtime and use slow-release granules for containers plus, if they're in the ground, add sheep pellets and compost. Choose a balanced fertiliser without too much Nitrogen which will encourage green growth, use one for flowering plants to encourage blooms.
Temperature, Humidity & Ambient requirements: A hardy perennial shrub that tolerates a range of conditions, this variety does not tolerate frost.
Toxicity: Non toxic.
Plant Size Guide
The plant in the photos is an example and an approximate guide only however we try to show an average sized example. Sizes, flowering state and colours change throughout the seasons and variation will occur. In summer & autumn, plants are often larger or the same size as than the example picture but around winter and spring, they can be a little smaller but still at a size similar to the example. We aim to update the pictures to reflect significant differences.
Plant Heights - because the plant's foliage must fit inside our Plant Cartons, the actual height of a plant's central trunk (meristem) will be shorter than the box it fits in.
Small Plants - 14cm wide nursery pot - 1 Litre volume - Plants fit in a 50cm tall box.
Medium Plants - 17cm wide pots either 2L hanging pot or 2.5L nursery pot - Plants fit in a 75cm tall box.
Large Plants - 25cm wide pot, 10L volume. Plants fit in a 100cm tall box.
XL Plants - Plants over 100cm tall in pot sizes specified, 25cm/10L or greater and are hand delivered within Auckland/Northland only.
Plant courier orders are processed Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.
North Island orders are targeted overnight delivery, South Island orders are sent on a 2-day target but these are not a guaranteed delivery timeframe.
Add 1 extra day after a public holiday as well as for rural addresses or remote towns.
Monday - We send orders placed on previous Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.
Tuesday - We send Weekend orders from previous Saturday & Sunday.
Wednesday - We send orders placed from Monday & Tuesday.
XL Plants are delivered only within urban Auckland & Whangarei and this service is for non-urgent orders. This excludes satellite destinations such as Beachlands, Pukekohe, Piha, Helensville etc and Whangarei Heads. We may deliver at any time Sunday, Monday, Wednesday or Thursday in Auckland and you need to have a sheltered accessible position for us to deliver to.
Plants in Transit
Each Small, Medium & Large plant is individually contained within its own protective cardboard Plant Carton which may be joined to other cartons in your order.
Plants typically take just a day or two to arrive, however they are usually fine in their cartons for 1-2 weeks, and many can go longer, so a few extra days are not usually cause for concern.
Whether it takes 1 or 7 days, let your plant recover from its journey by placing in gentle light and adding a little water and it will be back to its best within a couple of days. Let us know if there are any major issues via the contact page.