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Lavandula angustifolia Thumbelina Leigh

Dwarf English Lavender

Thumbelina Leigh is a robust dwarf growing English variety with plump, deep lavender-blue flower spikes and a strong, sweet fragrance. Maturing to a height of about 15 inches, it is the most compact cultivar currently in cultivation.

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SKU: 63119

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SKU 63119
Common Name Dwarf English Lavender
Botanical Name Lavandula angustifolia Thumbelina Leigh
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple
Estimated Mature Height 12-15" tall
Mature Spread 18" wide
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Evergreen Yes
Planting Season Spring, Summer, Fall
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, Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Rabbit Resistant, Plants for Small Spaces
Ideal Region Coastal California, Suitable above 7000 ft, USA
Details
12-15" tall x 18" wide (cutting propagated). What an incredible dwarf English Lavender! 'Thumbelina Leigh' is very showy with its deep purple-blue calyxes and dark lavender flowers held on sturdy, well-branched stems. Nice blue-green foliage.

A heavy bloomer with plump, compact flower heads, its compact size makes it useful as an edging plant along paths, in rock gardens or mixed with other taller lavender cultivars.
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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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