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PlantFiles: English Lavender
Lavandula angustifolia 'Thumbelina Leigh'

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Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lavandula (lav-AN-dew-lah) (Info)
Species: angustifolia (an-gus-tee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Thumbelina Leigh

Synonym:Lavandula officinalis
Synonym:Lavandula spica

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Category:
Herbs
Shrubs

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Purple

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Silver/Gray
Aromatic

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer
Flowers are good for cutting
Flowers are good for drying and preserving
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Patented

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral sladeofsky On Jul 2, 2014, sladeofsky from Louisville, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

I'm torn as to whether I should give this plant a positive or neutral rating. It is a great compact lavender, perfect for containers. However, that is also it's problem. It's congested foliage makes it prone to rot in humidity and wet. It is a good idea to clean out the central foliage and have fungicide on the ready. Other than that, a great plant.

Positive Iluvsedums On Sep 15, 2010, Iluvsedums from Santa Rosa, CA wrote:

Great small lavender, grows only 12" tall & flowers profusely in Summer, bees love it. I agreed too, best lavender I have grown. I have 5 plants & I want more! If you want a short lavender, this is the one to get!

Positive lavendersheila On Jun 26, 2009, lavendersheila from Wallace, WV wrote:

I planted this English Lavender 'Thumbelina Leigh' Lavandula angustifolia last summer. It made it through the winter better than Munstead or Hidcote, even though we had weather down to -10 below. Now, June 26 '09, it is blooming beautifully. Best lavender I have ever grown. I diffenitly recommend it to anyone in zone 6.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Anselmo, California
Santa Rosa, California
Louisville, Kentucky
Wallace, West Virginia



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