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English Lavender 'Blue Cushion'

Lavandula angustifolia

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: Blue Cushion
Additional cultivar information:(aka Schola)
Synonym:Lavandula officinalis
Synonym:Lavandula spica




Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Mid Summer


Grown for foliage



Provides winter interest

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

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


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


Hebron, Kentucky

Easton, Pennsylvania

Rogersville, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jan 13, 2016, stewardess from Easton, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

I purchased this lavender about 3 years ago not knowing anything about growing lavender. I chose it because it remains relatively small and purported to have a long bloom season.

It is absolutely lovely and requires very little maintenance.

It is located on the south-facing (hot! full sun) wall of my home. I did take care to abundantly amend my clay soil with pea gravel. When I was finished, the soil would not clump no matter how wet it was nor how much I squeezed it. Moreover, I created a raised area in which to plant the lavender in order to assure sharp drainage. The plant receives no more water than rain or snow provides. Every year, I spread additional white pea gravel underneath the plant, which I read helps prevent fungal disease. So far, so go... read more


On May 12, 2008, saya from Heerlen,
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Lavandula angustifolia 'Blue Cushion' has been renamed and is now called Lavandula angustifolia 'Schola'.


On Nov 20, 2006, Marilynbeth wrote:

I love this Lavender! Beautiful shade of 'blue'. Have had it for years. A lower growing Lavender.


On Oct 10, 2004, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenes,
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

This lovely little lavender makes a delightful small mound covered in pale purple flowers. It was introduced in 1992 and has Plant Breeders Rights