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Thumbelina Leigh English Lavender

Dwarf English Lavender Thumbelina Leigh, Lavandula angustifolia View Larger Image



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‘Thumbelina Leigh’ is a compact English lavender that is highly aromatic and perfect for smaller spaces such as containers, rock gardens or the edge of narrow pathways. Drought and deer resistant, the plump lavender blooms will appear twice during the growing season if kept trimmed. Sunny, poor soils. (Lavandula angustifolia)

Zones 5 - 9
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 12-15" tall, 18" wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Size Plant - 3" pot

Plant Information

12-15” tall x 18” wide. If you don’t have room for traditional, blousy Provence lavenders, why not try ‘Thumbelina Leigh,’ a compact English lavender which produces violet-blue spikes of blooms twice during the growing season? What you sacrifice in size, you certainly won’t sacrifice in bloom or fragrance, nor will you notice a difference in the amount of pollinators present! ‘Thumbelina Leigh’ is a great choice for containers, and used as a low edging can provide a formal aspect to a smaller garden or patio. It’s drought tolerant once established and requires a sunny spot with more than six hours of direct sun each day. Don’t worry about fertilizing ‘Thumbelina Leigh,’ – like most lavenders, it copes well with poorer soils and is at its best if placed in a well-drained site. A charming little shrub that requires a minimum amount of care.
Common Name Thumbelina Leigh English Lavender
Botanical Name Lavandula angustifolia Thumbelina Leigh
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple
Flower Size 1" Flowers
Mature Height 12-15" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18" wide
Growth Rate Medium
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Gray-Green
Foliage Gray-green foliage.
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, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant, Cut Flowers, Containers
Ideal Region Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
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.

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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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