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Lavandula angustifolia Buena Vista

Buena Vista English Lavender

Buena Vista is a compact English lavender with deep blue bi-colored flower spikes. A hard-to-find, twice blooming cultivar flowers in late spring and again in September. Sweetly fragrant flowers and foliage. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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SKU: 63109P

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Plant - 5" deep pot
 
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SKU 63109P
Common Name Buena Vista English Lavender
Botanical Name Lavandula angustifolia Buena Vista
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Blue, Purple
Estimated Mature Height 18-24" tall
Mature Spread 18" wide
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Evergreen Yes
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Low Fertility, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Evergreen, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Rabbit Resistant, High Impact - Low Maintenance
Ideal Region Coastal California, Anywhere In The US
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Details
18-24" tall x 18" wide (cutting propagated). 'Buena Vista' is a very special cultivar. It blooms twice per season (late spring and again in fall, in areas with a moderately long growing season), has superb fragrance and eye-catching, strongly bi-colored flowering spikes with a lax, informal habit. Bred in Oregon, 'Buena Vista's' attractive elongated flower spikes have very dark blue calyxes and lighter blue corollas (flowers) that are very different from more compactly flowered English lavenders like 'Hidcote Superior'. This is a distinctive and highly desirable cultivar not often available to the gardening public.
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5.0

Most favorite Lavender ever!!

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Fabulous Twice Blooming
  • Fragrant
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

  • No complaints

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  • Garden
  • Outdoors

Comments about Lavandula angustifolia Buena Vista:

Very versatile in No. Calif. Sacramento Valley. Takes high heat areas next to concrete, good in regular garden setting too. Blooms twice a year with light shearing after spring bloom; hasn't gotten woody, remains compact and neat with spring trim. Does well with regular watering. I have it in my home garden, and in front of my business, many compliments on it.
Long lived (6 years so far), Super easy and my most favorite lavender ever!!!

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Planting Guides

Tips for Growing Lavender

Lavender are sun-loving plants that thrive in hot weather and grow best in arid climates. Lavender plants will be taller and wider in mild winter, hot summer climates. The same varieties when grown in cold (zone 5-6) winter climates tend to be more compact. Lavender plants require two-to-three growing seasons to reach mature size.

Lavender plants are at their best in the drier parts of the US like the Great Plains, Intermountain West and West Coast (which has a true Mediterranean climate (wet winters and dry summers). The key is to make sure you choose a variety with sufficient winter cold hardiness for your region. (‘Vera’ and ‘Pastor’s Pride’ are among the most cold hardy.) Yet with proper soil preparation, and planting site selection, Lavender can also thrive in moister, more humid climates like the Mid-West, East Coast and Mid-Atlantic states.

  • Plant in full sun with good air circulation.
  • Plant into well drained soil. Compost-enriched garden loam is alright in drier climates, sandy or gravel soil is best in moister climates. Heavy, poorly-drained clay soils will be fatal.
  • Select a raised or sloped bed, or a planting site against a hot wall or along a cement/asphalt walk or driveway where the reflected heat keeps growing conditions hotter and drier.
  • New transplants need regular watering. Don't let the plants get too dry. Supplemental watering can be greatly reduced the second growing season as the plants become established.
  • When using drip irrigation, place the emitter off to the side of the plant, not right on the root ball to avoid overwatering of mature plants.
  • Fertilize once annually in the fall with a top dressing of Yum Yum Mix.
  • Mulch with gravel or pine needles in arid climates. In moister climates mulching with gravel will protect the crown from excessive moisture and soil splashed onto the foliage.

More in-depth guidance for growing and maintaining Lavender plants: Growing Lavender, Lavender Bliss, A History of Lavender, The Bold and the Beautiful: New and Recent Lavender Introductions and Lavender: An Old World Herb That Has It All.


View or download our complete Planting Guide (pdf) for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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