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Buena Vista is a compact English lavender with deep blue bi-colored flower spikes. A hard-to-find, twice blooming cultivar flowers in late spring and again in September. Sweetly fragrant flowers and foliage. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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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.
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Sparse and leggy without many flowers
from Laguna beach, ca
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Comments about High Country Gardens Lavandula angustifolia Buena Vista:
I planted it along my front walk in full sun - disappointed in its growth - it was leggy, flowers were small and pale
Merchant response: Good Afternoon A,We apologize that your Lavandula angustifolia Buena Vista failed to produce any healthy blooms & growth! We are not sure what the cause may have been, but please know that we would never want you to pay for something that you did not get a chance to enjoy! We fully guarantee all of our products up to one year from the day the item shipped. We encourage you to give us a call and one of our friendly & knowledgeable representatives would be more than happy to work with you to get the results you paid for! We have also reached out to you via email to discuss options. Should you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to call us at 800.925.9387; we are available Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm EST and also on Saturday 9am to 5pm. Happy Gardening!
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
By Dirty hands
from New Canaan Ct
Used this Lavender as part of a new garden. We had moved and the soil here is filled with rocks.Despite this it did well. Did not bloom twice this year but I believe it will do so next year.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
from Longview, TX
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Arrived in healthy condition and grow very fast.
from Castro Valley, CA
This plant arrived well packaged. It waited for a pot for 4 weeks - my bad - and despite that, it is now in its forever spot and blooming wonderfully!
from Colorado Springs, CO
This is a beautiful lavender. The description says it blooms twice per year, but it will display color all summer long on a good year.
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Most favorite Lavender ever!!
from Northern California
Very versatile in No. Calif. Sacramento Valley. Takes high heat areas next to concrete, good in regular garden setting too. Blooms twice a year with light shearing after spring bloom; hasn't gotten woody, remains compact and neat with spring trim. Does well with regular watering. I have it in my home garden, and in front of my business, many compliments on it.Long lived (6 years so far), Super easy and my most favorite lavender ever!!!
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.
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