Sentivia™ Blue English Lavender
Lavandula angustifolia 'LAAZ0001'
|Description||An early flowering and highly aromatic English lavender with a compact, upright habit, outstanding basal branching with gray-green foliage, and strong stems supporting large purple-blue flower spikes. A wonderful addition to a sunny border or herb garden. An excellent lavender for cutting and drying. Semi-evergreen.|
|Watering||Let soil go almost dry between waterings.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 14 to 20 in. tall, 10 to 12 in. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Accent, Edging, Hillside, Small Spaces|
|Design Ideas||A superior plant for hot, dry slopes and banks. Rugged enough for rock gardens in warm climates and natural rocky outcroppings where it is likely to naturalize. Exceptional component of Mediterranean style gardens both formal and casual. With similar requirements as western natives, it is suitable for xeriscape or wild gardens in dry climates. Suited to traditional mixed borders with perennials and flowering shrubs. Performs in large artistic pots and particularly beautiful in classical style with antique finish.|
|Companion Plants||Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Rose (Rosa); Coneflower (Echinacea); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)|
|Care||Thrives in lean, loose, fast-draining, slightly alkaline soil; avoid heavy, soggy soils. Plant with crowns slightly above soil level. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish root system; once established, reduce frequency. Prune back by one-half after flowering to encourage rebloom.|
|Lore||The lavenders have been grown in Europe long before Linnaeus' 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. French lavender is not native to France, but hot, dry Spain, Greece and North Africa. Its common name is derived merely from the region where it is grown commercially, Province, France. The plants originally classified as L. spica and L. vera are now collectively grouped under L. angustifolia. The species and well over fifty cultivars are considered the most cold hardy and produce what many say is the sweetest of all lavender oils.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9
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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.