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Dwarf English Lavender
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not so great for this area
from Marble Falls, TX
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Comments about High Country Gardens Lavandula angustifolia Thumbelina Leigh:
A master gardener warned me that lavender doesn't do so well here, but I love lavender and wanted some anyway. Several of the plants I got initially didn't survive. Because there weren't any more of the dwarf English lavender available, HCG replaced them with French lavender (HCG is terrific in replacing plants!). The French lavender bloomed last summer but the dwarf English has yet to do so. I'm hopeful it will this summer. The spot the lavender (along with Salvia greggii and desert willow) is planted doesn't get an ideal amount of sun, but everything has bloomed except the English lavender.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Lovely Little Lavandula
from California Mountains
Our garden grows in an arid mountain range at about 4K feet (zone 8-ish). Last spring, I planted one Thumbelina Leigh in the east garden, near the front of the bed because I knew it would be compact. We were excited when it bloomed the first summer, and our local butterflies visited frequently. I consider it an excellent addition to the water-wise perennial garden we inherited from the previous gardener, and have purchased another one this year.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
from Prescott, AZ
By far my favorite lavender! It's small size makes it versatile in the garden. It has stunning deep color and wonderful fragrance. I find it to be hardier than my other lavenders. Love this one!
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.
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.
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