Up To 25% Off Select Native Plants
Gift Certificates |
Email Sign-Up |
Mail Sign-Up |
Grow a sustainable lawn that is green, resilient, drought-tolerant and can handle just about anything.
The perfect solution to high traffic areas.
Compare grass types with our lawn comparison chart.
1. Choose a spot on your property that receives at least 6 hours of sun per day.
2. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth.
3. Mix the Wildflower seeds with sand for better visibility.
4. After spreading the seed, we recommend compressing the seed into the soil.
5. After planting, give the area a good water.
Professionally-designed gardens make it easy to get a beautiful yard.
We first introduced our "Gardens in a Box" over a decade ago and despite our efforts, we sell out every season.
What’s included in a pre-planned garden?
Great plants to solve gardening challenges.
Professionally-designed flower bulb collections that will combine beautifully.
Spring-Planted Flower Bulbs (like Gladiolus & Dahlias) will bloom in summer.
Fall-Planted Flower Bulbs (like Tulips & Daffodils) will bloom in spring.
Show meShowing plants & seeds that grow in my area:
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 one of the most compact cultivars in cultivation.
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.
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.
Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from April 23-June 30, warmest zones first.
Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 2-6 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses in Colorado. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.
Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring, beginning in late February.
Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.
Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.
Make Fast Even Faster: For ‘Rush’ same week delivery, please call customer service at 800-925-9387.
More Shipping Info
(based on 7 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Reviewed by 7 customers
Displaying reviews 1-7
Back to top
It made it through winter!!
By Windy Wyoming
About Me Avid Gardener
See all my reviews
Comments about High Country Gardens Lavandula angustifolia Thumbelina Leigh:
It's hard to rate the plant for looks because I got it in fall and planted it and kept my fingers crossed. When I looked at it about a month ago, I was afraid it didn't survive winter as the branches were brittle. I pretty much had written it off but got brave and looked today and there was new growth!!! I am excited to see how it will do this spring and summer. I have always wanted a lavender plant so I am hoping it wont disappoint. We live in WY at about 5200' elevation and have semi cold winters so was very impressed with this little guy!!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Was this review helpful? Yes / No
- You may also flag this review
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Arrived frost damaged
By LA Meg
from Los Angeles area, CA
The two plants I ordered arrived in a condition that looks like frost damage. Well, I hope it's frost and not anything worse or potentially spreadable to my existing plantings. It's still early in the season (even for California) so, I planted them and will wait to see how they fare.
Images shared by LA Meg
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Just Ordered Again!
By Pat in SoCal
from San Bernardino
About Me Getting Started
Added flowers and shrubs to my walkway and the dwarf lavender is everyone's favorite. They grew beautifully and have filled out.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from West Virginia
I use it in my rock bed which has several perennials in it.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Great litle lavender
from Flemington NJ
About Me Master Gardener
This is a terrific little lavender for the front of the bed and edging.
(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Great little Lavender!
from Los Ranchos, NM
Wonderful edging lavender. Bushy and beautiful. Ours bloomed twice last summer and fall! (It was a strange weather year here..) Highly recommend!
(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Waiting for spring
By No, thank you
from Minneapolis, MN
Plant was VERY small upon arrival, but the site agreed with it, and growth was substantial during its first season. Very frangrant, but in mid-January, it's far too early to tell whether or not the plant will survive the winter and re-emerge in the spring.
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.
Enter your Zip Code to find your USDA Planting Zone
Sign up for our newsletters and get a $5 coupon code.
Monday - Friday 7am - 7pm and Saturday 7am - 3pm MT
When you order from us, we guarantee that you will receive the hardiest plants, bulbs or seeds available, packed with care and ready to thrive in your garden. If you have followed our detailed planting and care instructions and you do not experience success, we will honor our satisfaction guarantee for up to one full year from delivery.
Learn more about Privacy and Security.
You are using an out-of-date browser. You will still be able to shop HighCountryGardens.com, but some functionality may not work unless you update to a modern browser. Update My Browser