Scent™ Blue Early Lavender

Lavandula angustifolia 'Blue Early'

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43697
This compact, aromatic English lavender will be the first to bloom with deep indigo-purple flower spikes. A versatile, undemanding little evergreen shrub that thrives in warm, sunny spots. Ideal for containers, low borders, and rock gardens. A must-have for Mediterranean or cottage gardens.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationlav-AN-dew-lah an-gus-tee-FOH-lee-uh
LoreThe lavenders have been grown in Europe long before Linnaeus's time and he named both this genus and species. Lavandula is derived from the Latin verb lavo or lavandus - to wash, because the Romans used it extensively in their ablutions and it was often used for fragrance in their famous baths. It has remained a widely cultivated crop for the oil that adds fragrance to perfumes and cosmetics.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 12 to 16 in. tall, 10 to 12 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasA versatile small lavender valuable for dry slopes, banks and rock gardens. Exceptional component of Mediterranean style gardens both formal and casual. Suitable for xeriscape or wild gardens. Equally suited to traditional mixed borders with perennials and flowering shrubs provided soil is well drained. Plant closely in groups. A good choice for artistic pots and particularly beautiful in aged classical terra cotta.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorViolet-blue
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact, Mounding
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Kitchen Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Edible, Gift Plant, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

Thrives in lean, loose, fast-draining, slightly alkaline soil; avoid heavy, soggy soils. Plant with crowns slightly above soil level. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates periodic drought. Remove spent flowers to promote continued bloom.

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