Blue Cushion Lavender Tree
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Blue Cushion Lavender Tree
Blue Cushion Lavender Additional Product Shot 1116

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Spacing: 12'' Apart
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Blue Cushion Lavender

Lavandula angustifolia 'Lavandula Schola'
A tight, compact Lavender with tall spikes that are perfect for cutting.
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Nothing compares to Lavender, otherwise known as “Queen of the Herbs”! Its rich violet-blue flower spikes are just delightful. They decorate many a postcard sent from happy travelers in Provence, France. Its silvery-tinted evergreen foliage brings cheer to us in the darkest depths of winter. And its fragrance—its fragrance—is legendary. One whiff of its distinctive herbal scent produces feelings of calm after a stressful day. Blue Cushion Lavender gives you all of these things on a compact, tidy framework. It requires little pruning to maintain its tight cushion form, and it holds its flowers high for easy harvest.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Spacing: 12'' Apart
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›

The Story

Although it’s native to the Mediterranean region, this type of Lavender Spirit is commonly known as English Lavender. It grows so well in England and has been cherished there for so long that many people think it’s actually native there. The variety known as Blue Cushion did originate in England as part of a deliberate breeding program. It resulted from a cross of the deep purple–flowering Hidcote Lavender and the very compact, white-flowering ‘Nana Alba’ Lavender. The new plant that resulted had deep blue blossoms that faded to pale blue or blue-gray as they aged, producing an interesting bicolor effect.

The Details

Keep Blue Cushion Lavender near your door, so you can easily snip flowers for the house. You can use the blooms in fresh arrangements or dry them. Toss a satchel of aromatic dried lavender blossoms in your drier or dresser drawer, or put one in a hot bath for a fragrant soak. You can even eat lavender blossoms! Make a pretty and sophisticated Lavender-infused lemonade, or mix dried, pulverized Lavender flowers with sugar to make elegant cookies and cakes.

How to Grow

Plant Blue Cushion Lavender in full sun in soil that drains quickly. Sandy or gravelly soils are ideal, and loamy soils (medium textured) are good, as long as they don’t contain much organic matter. In heavy (clay) soils, you may need to amend with crushed gravel. Planting on a slope so that excess water can run off or planting the root ball a bit higher than the soil line will help prevent moisture from settling in the crown, which can lead to disease. Lavender doesn’t like to be spoiled! A hot, dry, low-fertility environment is what it craves. Too much kindness, in the form of water or fertilizer, can be deadly.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 5
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 8
Exposure Full Sun
Avg Mature Height 12-18'' Tall
Avg Mature Width 12-18'' Wide
Spacing 12'' Apart
Leaf Color Silvery Green
Fall Leaf Color Silvery Green
Flower Color Lavender-Blue
Flower Time Summer
Attracts Butterflies Yes
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators Yes
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils Yes
Fragrant Yes
Groundcover No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore Yes
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest No
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use Yes

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Blue Cushion Lavender Tree
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