Lavandula angustifolia ‘Blue Cushion’

(Blue Cushion Lavender)


$12.99


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Unlike many compact varieties of lavender which tend to have smaller, lighter blue flower spikes and an uneven flowering habit, ‘Blue Cushion’ forms a perfectly compact, rounded cushion of fragrant, grey-green, evergreen foliage.

From early to late summer, the entire clump is covered in a dense mass of deep blue flowers which lighten to pale blue as they mature.  The flowers are produced in several flushes, giving the appearance of continual bloom sometimes into early fall depending on the weather.  Deadheading promotes rebloom.

Description

Grow in average, dry to medium, well-drained, alkaline soil in full sun. English lavender can be difficult to grow, primarily because of winter stresses and high summer humidity. Well-drained soils are required, particularly in winter. Root rot commonly attacks plants grown in poorly drained soils. Prefers a light, sandy soil with somewhat low fertility. Remove faded flowers to promote continued bloom. Prune to shape in spring after new leaves appear. Prune back to 8” in spring every 3 years to control plant size and to promote robust, new growth. High summer humidity is not appreciated. To combat high humidity, consider using rock instead of organic mulch.   (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

Blue Cushion Lavender

Botanical Name

Lavandula angustifolia 'Blue Cushion'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

16"

Width

16"

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Summer

Flower Color

blue/purple

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

gray-green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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