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Lavandula angustifolia ‘SuperBlue’

Lavandula angustifolia ‘SuperBlue’

One of the more popular English Lavenders, ‘SuperBlue’ has a compact, mounding growth habit with loads of vivid, violet-blue flowers atop 12” stems. Although Lavandula angustifolia is known as “English Lavender”, it is actually not native to England, but rather to the mountains of Southern Europe. Reportedly, the reason they were nick-named “English Lavender” is because of their ability to thrive in English gardens.

Lavandula angustifolia, and in particular ‘SuperBlue’, is easy to grow and maintain. It should be placed in a sunny location of the garden, with lots of airflow between plants. Be sure that the soil is very well drained – think sandy, rocky, gravely soil. ‘SuperBlue’s compact size makes it perfect along a garden path, as a low hedge, or in patio containers. Provide low water once established and allow soil to dry between waterings.

The flowers and foliage of ‘SuperBlue’ have a sweet, soothing fragrance, and can be used in a variety of ways. Simply snip the stems and hang in clusters to dry. After the blooms are dried, they can be harvested and used in crafts such as soaps, sachets, or potpourri. Dried English Lavender buds can also be used in a variety of culinary dishes. Just keep in mind, that like many other dried herbs, dried Lavender buds are more potent than fresh.

Lavandula angustifolia ‘SuperBlue’ is Deer and Rabbit resistant, however the neighborhood Bees, Butterflies and Hummingbirds can hardly stay away. The Sunset Climate Zones are 2-24. We are currently growing this herbaceous perennial in both 1 gallon and 4.5” pots. They are in full bloom and looking amazing! To see photos of these and many other plants we grow, follow us on Instagram @clearwatercolornursery.


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