Lavandula angustifolia Blue Cushion

Blue Cushion English Lavender

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Blue Cushion English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia 'Blue Cushion' or Lavandula angustifolia Schola) is a profuse bloomer from late spring to late summer. Blue Cushion forms a compact mass of deep blue flowers which lighten to pale blue as they mature.

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Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Evergreen
Evergreen
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. More shipping info Learn More…
SKU HBLSSXX

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Blue Cushion Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia 'Blue Cushion' or Lavandula angustifolia Schola) forms a compact, rounded cushion of fragrant, evergreen foliage with profuse violet-blue blooms from early June into late summer. Though it thrives in summer heat and drought, this English lavender variety is more tolerant of moister growing conditions.
Associated SKUs
HBLSSXX
HBLSS31 (Plant - 3.5 deep pot) - Out of stock.
HBLSS51 (Plant - 5" deep pot) - Out of stock.
Common Name Blue Cushion English Lavender
Botanical Name Lavandula angustifolia Blue Cushion
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Blue, Purple
Mature Height 12-16" tall
Mature Spread 12-16" wide
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Evergreen Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Evergreen
Additional Information Grown by our friends at Perennial Favorites in Layton, UT
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Coastal California, Northeast, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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.


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Love this lavender - would buy again

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

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    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio

    Comments about High Country Gardens Lavandula angustifolia Blue Cushion:

    This was a replacement for a Thumbelina Lavender plant that died shortly after planting. I am very pleased with the hardiness of this lovely plant. I can't wait for spring and summer to see it bloom again.

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    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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