Lavender Blue River

 

Video

 
Out of Stock

Sign up for our newsletter for updates on products.

Shipping:
Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…

A prolific plant for filling in nooks any garden or container, this shorter variety Lavender is deer resistant, a butterfly magnet with low water requirements, Blue River grows to be about 12-14” tall and are intensely fragrant. (Lavandula angustifolia)

Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Fragrant
Fragrant
Containers
Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 12-14" tall, 14" wide
Bloom Time Mid summer to mid fall
Size Plant - 2.5" pot
SKU ASL3O31

Lavender for your garden? Here's how to grow it: Everybody loves lavender, and who hasn't ooohed and ahhhed over photos of the incredible purple fields in the UK and the South of France? Well, the photo on our Lavender listing page was taken in Oregon, and there's no reason you cant grow lavender in your own backyard. But there are a few things you need to know.

First of all, if you live in a very humid place, it simply wont work. Its almost impossible to grow lavender in South Florida, for example, but most of the US, north to Zone 5, is fine. Of course, the farther north you are, the more plant you'll lose each year to winter kill. A good thick hedge will probably never happen in Zone 5, but don't worry. Winter may kill the tops, but these plants are tough and dependable perennials; they'll be back and bloom for you each year.

Where and how you plant is all important. Keep in mind that the lavenders are native to the Mediterranean, and if you've ever been to the South of France, you know that means hot, rocky, and arid--almost desert-like in many places. This tells you lavenders demand sharp-draining soils, never rich, damp and soggy. In fact, if your soil is heavy, its worth it to mix in some sand or gravel before you plant, and perhaps create little mounds for your plants so each one drains quickly. Fact is, if you fail with lavender, it will probably be due to over-watering. Lavenders don't mind drought a bit, and love hot, blazing sun. Remember, little water and no shade!

As for varieties, most of our choices are cultivars of the English Lavenders, which are cultivars of Lavendula angustifolia. These include both the famous Hidcote dwarf and Munstead, the most popular variety for the US. Jean Davis is a pink variety, and Lavance Purple is famous for its particularly vivid blue-purple bloom. Beyond the English types, there are lavenders commonly called French, Spanish, and other names.

SKU ASL3O31
Common Name English Lavender
Botanical Name Lavandula angustifolia
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 12-14" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 14" wide
Bloom Time Mid summer to mid fall
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Evergreen Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Fragrant, Containers
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

View Shipping Rate Chart

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
American MeadowsLavender Blue River
 
3.0

(based on 2 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

Reviewed by 2 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-2

Back to top

 
5.0

Lovely lavender

By 

from Iowa

Pros

  • Healthy plants
  • Packed Great For Shipping

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Combined With Yellow Rose

    Comments about American Meadows Lavender Blue River:

    Love it. Thriving and beautiful. Will have to baby it through the winter here. Fingers crossed!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Underwhelming

    By 

    from Sacramento, CA

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Scrawny

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Lavender Blue River:

        I bought two of these. Neither has grown much. It is a grayish color, and had few flowers.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Displaying reviews 1-2

        Back to top

        Plant with These

        • Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

          Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

          $15.99

          Learn More
        • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

          All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

          $9.95

          Learn More

        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).

        Find Your Planting Zone:

        Enter your Zip Code to find your USDA Planting Zone

        You are using an out-of-date browser.

        You will still be able to shop AmericanMeadows.com, but some functionality may not work unless you update to a modern browser. Update My Browser

        ×

        Please wait...

        Item added to your cart

        has been added to your cart.