Lavandula angustifolia Vera

Old Fashioned English Lavender Vera

 
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Vera is an outstanding heirloom English Lavender known for its sweetly fragrant oil, dark lavender-blue flower spikes and compact growth habit. Our selection of 'Vera' is also the most cold hardy variety of English Lavender.

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Zones 5 - 10
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 mid September, coldest zones first. Buy now and we'll ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. More shipping info Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 63185P

Details

An heirloom variety from England, this exceptional Lavender has been a top-rated performer in varietals tests. 'Vera' has proven itself to have superior winter cold hardiness and sweetly fragrant flowers suitable as cut flowers, for sachets and Lavender oil production. This compact plant bloom in early summer with an abundant crop of thin, highly fragrant flower spikes with dark blue calyxes and lavender corollas (flowers).
SKU 63185P
Common Name Old Fashioned English Lavender Vera
Botanical Name Lavandula angustifolia Vera
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 18" tall
Mature Spread 24-30" 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
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Coastal California, 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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4.8

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Pros

  • Fragrant (5)
  • Attractive (4)
  • Hardy (4)
  • Healthy (4)
  • Accurate instructions (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

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  • Outdoors (3)
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4.0

I would buy this again. Mine is well established.

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  • Attractive
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  • Hardy
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    Comments about High Country Gardens Lavandula angustifolia Vera:

    I have it in a whiskey barrel planter in my backyard. The sunlight isn't optimal but it still is doing well. I have it on wheels so I can move it around when I think it need more sun. This is the first winter so hopefully it will still be strong come spring. It hasn't bloomed yet. Hope it will come April.

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    5.0

    great smelling lavandula

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    from Arlington VA

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    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Fragrant
    • Hardy
    • Healthy
    • Versatile

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Lavandula angustifolia Vera:

      very hardy and drought resistant.

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      (13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful & Highly Fragrant

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      from Noblesville, IN

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      • Hardy
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        Comments about High Country Gardens Lavandula angustifolia Vera:

        Extremely fragrant lavender. I bought it because I wanted the most fragrant lavender that could survive in my zone, and I think I found it. If you barely even touch the leaves you will get a strong, rich smell. Couldn't be happier with this plant.

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        5.0

        Nice growth habit, long blooming.

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        from Northeast Illinois

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Lavandula angustifolia Vera:

          Nice at the front of the border. Long blooming.

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          5.0

          quality plant

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          from oklahoma

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          • Deep Rooted
          • Fragrant
          • Hardy

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            Comments about High Country Gardens Lavandula angustifolia Vera:

            The plant was in a deep root pot. It flurished well in the summer and it's coming up again this spring. It's extremely fragrant. Even the the dead wood pruning was still very fragrant. I Would buy here again. The plant arrived healthy and in good condition.

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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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