Thumbelina Leigh English Lavender
Lavandula angustifolia 'Thumbelina Leigh'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||lav-AN-dew-lah an-gus-tee-FOH-lee-uh|
|Lore||Oil rich lavender has long been used in bathing so it's scent is an age old favorite for bed and bath preparations, fragrances and cosmetics.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 12 to 18 in. tall, 12 in. wide, in bloom.|
|Design Ideas||A versatile small lavender renowned for a size well suited to containers. But like its full size predecessors it remains valuable for dry slopes, banks and rock gardens. Exceptional component of Mediterranean style gardens both formal and casual. With similar requirements as western natives, it is suitable for xeriscape or wild gardens. Equally suited to traditional mixed borders with perennials and flowering shrubs provided soil is well drained. Performs best in artistic pots and particularly beautiful in aged classical terra cotta.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Green Roof, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Kitchen Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dwarf Plant, Edible, Gift Plant, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Skullcap (Scutellaria); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Rose (Rosa); Coneflower (Echinacea)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9