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What is this To help gardeners understand which plants will grow well for them, the entire USA has been segmented into ‘Plant Hardiness Zones’.

Blue River English Lavender

 

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'Blue River' Lavender is a compact plant and prolific bloomer, making it a great choice for adding color and fullness to empty nooks in any garden or container. This shorter variety of English lavender is deer resistant, a butterfly magnet and has low water requirements. 'Blue River' grows to be about 12-14” tall and is intensely fragrant. (Lavandula angustifolia)

Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Fragrant
Fragrant
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Containers
Containers
Evergreen
Evergreen
Dried Flowers
Dried Flowers
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Plants for Small Spaces
Plants for Small Spaces
Great for Mass Plantings
Great for Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 12-14" tall, 14" wide
Bloom Time Mid summer to mid fall
Size Plant - 2.25" pot
SKU ASL3O31

Plant Information

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Success with Lavender:

Originating in the Mediterranean, lavender prefers hot sunny days, dry air, and non-enriched, well-drained soil. While that’s great news for those gardening in the West, nowadays lavender can also be successfully grown in higher-humidity areas of the East and Pacific Northwest very successfully by remembering its basic needs. Be sure to pick a variety that is matched to your area. Depending upon your location and your desired use, there are lavenders for almost any setting. Next, follow the four basic elements to ensure lavender success:

1. SUN Lavender loves sun. Plant them in a sunny location where there is plenty of air circulation. Six to eight hours of sun is best, but some afternoon shade is fine in the hotter climates of the Southwest.

2. AIR Good air circulation is essential, especially in areas of high humidity. Lavender is not fond of damp, still air, which makes it prone to root rot. In humid areas, plant them with ample spacing, keeping in mind the mature size of your plant when in bloom and allowing for a bit extra space for good circulation.

3. SOIL Well-drained soil. This is perhaps the most important factor in success with lavender. One rule of thumb from is that the soil should be loose enough to dig with your hands, and not cake-like. You can add sand or small gravel to recreate this consistency if your soil is too compact. In areas where drainage may be a problem, mound the soil up to create a raised row or stand-alone mound.

In humid areas especially, a 1-2” mulch of pea sized gravel or white sand will do two things – it will help improve drainage, and it will reflect heat and light back up into the plant. More heat = more fragrant blooms! If you use a weed barrier, make sure it is breathable so the soil can drain and the roots can breathe.

4. WATER During the first year of your lavender’s growth it needs to establish a good root system. It will require regular watering (unless you’re experiencing healthy rain fall). Starting in the second year, your lavender will need less water, as it becomes the water-thrifty plant you’re hoping for, but to get there it needs to grow deep roots in year one. By the end of year three it will have reached its mature size and shouldn’t need any extra water. If water is needed, water in the morning, and deeply, to help root growth. A mature lavender plant is happy with only 9-12 inches of rain per year, but remember, with the right variety and good drainage lavender can thrive with more water.

Learn How to Grow Lavender in Detail.

SKU ASL3O31
Common Name Blue River English Lavender
Botanical Name Lavandula angustifolia Blue River
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 12-14" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 14" wide
Growth Rate Medium
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
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
Tolerates Dry Sites, Salt
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant, Cut Flowers, Containers, Evergreen, Dried Flowers, Low Maintenance, Plants for Small Spaces, Great for Mass Plantings
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals Toxic to dogs, cats and horses.
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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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.

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American MeadowsBlue River English Lavender
 
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5.0

great lavender plants

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from misssouri

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Patio

    Comments about American Meadows Blue River English Lavender:

    I use the lavender in oil,soaps,and cut flowers I have cut them back 3 times and they still continue to bloom. I hope they make it tru winter I pan on mulshing them a lot.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    1.0

    Didn't grow

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    from Bloomfield MI

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Small In Size

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors

      Comments about American Meadows Blue River English Lavender:

      Planted three of these they all died

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Lovely lavender

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      from Iowa

      Pros

      • Healthy plants
      • Packed Great For Shipping

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Combined With Yellow Rose

        Comments about American Meadows Blue River English Lavender:

        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

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        from Sacramento, CA

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Scrawny

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows Blue River English Lavender:

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

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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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