Lavandula angustifolia Vera

Old Fashioned English Lavender Vera

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Lavandula angustifolia 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
Good for Cut Flowers
Good for Containers
Evergreen
Evergreen
Good for Dried Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
1020
10 to 20"
2030
20 to 30"
3040
30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Summer
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SKU HBLLDXX

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Old Fashioned English Lavender Vera has proven itself to have superior winter cold hardiness and sweetly fragrant flowers suitable as cut flowers, for sachets and Lavender oil production. An heirloom variety from England, this exceptional Lavender has been a top-rated performer in varietal tests. Lavandula angustifolia Vera is a compact plant that blooms in early summer with an abundant crop of thin, highly fragrant flower spikes with dark blue calyxes and lavender corollas (flowers). English Lavender plants look stunning when planted with Oriental Poppies (Papaver), Yarrow (Achillea), MIlkweed (Asclepias) and Montbretia (Crocosmia).

Flat of 9 plants will cover 18-23 square feet when planted together

Associated SKUs
HBLLDXX
63185P (Plant - 5" deep pot)
HBLLD09 (Flat Of 9 Plants)
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, Good for Cut Flowers, Good for Containers, Evergreen, Good for Dried Flowers
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.

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.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 4 (zones 3-4 first) and ends in early November. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code.

Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 2-6 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouse in Colorado. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).

Gardening Goods:All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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4.1

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Pros

  • Healthy (7)
  • Accurate instructions (5)
  • Attractive (5)
  • Fragrant (5)
  • Hardy (4)

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4.0

Lavander in Colorado

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from Colorado

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Healthy

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  • Small In Size

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Comments about High Country Gardens Lavandula angustifolia Vera:

Planted last fall. They look good but still very small...

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3.0

Seems to be thriving

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from Vermillion, SD

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Lavandula angustifolia Vera:

    This is the only plant that survived of the three I ordered. It did well this summer. Now we'll see if it can survive through a South Dakota winter.

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    1.0

    Didn't survive

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    from Golden, Colorado

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Lavandula angustifolia Vera:

        Never had a problem with any other lavender plants in the past, all of the ones purchased here didn't make it through the summer despite optimal growing conditions. Guess they just aren't made for Golden Colorado

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        5.0

        Spread faster than expected

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        from Denver CO

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Lavandula angustifolia Vera:

          Planted this along the back fence area facing south. I already realize I did not give it enough room as it really did well with a little extra attention during hot spells. I thought it would take longer to fill the available space.
          Will be dividing in the spring to areas that it will have room.

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          4.0

          I would buy this again. Mine is well established.

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          from New York

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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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              Comments about High Country Gardens Lavandula angustifolia Vera:

              very hardy and drought resistant.

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              5.0

              Beautiful & Highly Fragrant

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              from Noblesville, IN

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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
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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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