Lavandula angustifolia Wee One

Wee One Dwarf English Lavender

Lavandula angustifolia Wee One is a special dwarf English Lavender that blooms with a wonderful display of short blue flower spikes only 10" tall. It is the most compact Lavender cultivar in cultivation.
Zones5 - 9
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Low Maintenance
Fragrant
Good For Cut Flowers
Evergreen
Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Great For Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Height8-10" tall
Mature Spread12-16" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
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SizePlant - 2.5" Pot
SKUHC015318

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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Lavandula angustifolia Wee One is a wonderful dwarf English Lavender with compact heads of clear blue flowers and dark blue calyxes; this slow growing little beauty is great for small spaces. In flower, the mature plant is only about 10" in height. While slow growing, it is very xeric, has excellent heat tolerance and will reach mature size by the end of the third growing season. 'Wee One' is thought to be a bee pollinated garden cross between 'Thumbelina Leigh' and Dwarf White English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia 'Nana Alba'). It was discovered by High Country Garden's Chief Horticulturist, David Salman. A High Country Gardens exclusive introduction. A Plant Select Petite winner.
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SKUHC015318
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
Common Name
Wee One Dwarf English Lavender
Botanical Name
Lavandula angustifolia 'Wee One'
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Blue
Mature Height
8-10" tall
Mature Spread
12-16" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, 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
Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Fragrant, Good For Cut Flowers, Evergreen, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Great For Mass Plantings
Awards
Plant Select
Ideal Region
West, Western Only, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To 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.

These perennials are a superb choice for the drought-resistant garden, doing 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). In the Mid-West and Eastern US, sandy soils are a must, and planting on a slope or in a raised bed provides optimum drainage. For the southern US with hot, humid heat, Spanish Lavender (Lavandula stoechas) is the best choice. For large growing Lavender, we recommend French Lavender or hybrid Lavender (Lavandula intermedia) varieties. 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. Lavender Phenomenal does particularly well in areas with more moisture and humidity.

  • 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 more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide 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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