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Scent™ Blue Early Lavender

Lavandula angustifolia 'Blue Early'

Pronunciation: lav-AN-dew-lah an-gus-tee-FOH-lee-uh
SKU #43697
5-9

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Full sun
Watering Let soil go almost dry between waterings.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 12 to 16 in. tall, 10 to 12 in. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Waterwise, Edible, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container
Design Ideas A 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.
Flower Color Violet-blue
Foliage Color Gray-green
Companion Plants Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Rose (Rosa); Coneflower (Echinacea); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
CARE
Care 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.
HISTORY
Lore The 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.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.