Thumbelina Leigh English Lavender

Lavandula angustifolia 'Thumbelina Leigh'

SKU
2848
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Extremely aromatic and profuse tightly balled bright blue-violet summer flowers appear up to 3 times per year if the plant is pruned in half after flowering! A neat compact form ideal for containers and rock gardens. Compact foliage to 6 in. tall, 12 in. wide; 12 in. high in bloom. Evergreen.
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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
LoreOil 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 MaturityModerate growing; reaches 1 to 1 1/2 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide, in bloom.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasA 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Green Roof, 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.
Key FeatureAromatic Foliage and Flowers

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.

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