Lavender La Petite Blue, also known as Lavandula angustifolia, is a dwarf English Lavender. Perennial in zone 5-9, this cultivar offers fragrant dark blue flower spikes from early summer to fall on evergreen foliage with an upright habit of just 8" tall and wide. This plant flourishes in full sun with minimal water, attracting bees and butterflies and resisting deer and rabbits. Its compact size makes this cultivar particularly well-suited to containers and small spaces. Aromatic flower spikes are excellent for cutting, drying, and use in perfumes, sachets, and medicinal applications. Lavender excels in borders, cutting gardens, and mass plantings. For a full-size variety, try Hidcote Blue.
Lavender La Petite Blue Selling Tips
Sell Lavender La Petite Blue to customers looking for a low-maintenance perennial for the landscape or lavender to add to the cutting garden. Customers will love this plant's fragrant flowers, evergreen foliage, good cold-hardiness, and deer and rabbit resistance. La Petite Blue offers a compact habit of just 8" tall and wide, bringing color, texture, and pleasant fragrance to modest landscapes and containers. Lavender requires little more than rainwater in full sun once it establishes a healthy root system. Create a charming cottage landscape by pairing Lavender with Rudbeckia, Echinacea, Chrysanthemum, Roses, and Rosemary. Lavender offers many culinary, medicinal, and aromatic benefits as a cut and dried flower.
Coach Your Customer
1. Space plants 8" apart in well-drained soil in full sun. Lavender will not do well in soggy soil or shade.
2. Water occasionally or more often in extreme heat or drought.
3. Dry flower spikes for use in culinary applications, sachets, perfumes, and oils. Lavender has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and aromatherapeutic use for anxiety and depression.
4. Cut English Lavender back by about 30% in the fall to encourage dense growth.
General Growing Tips For Your Rooted Cutting Liner
For best results with Lavender La Petite Blue, plant one rooted plug per 4- or 6-inch container and three per 10-inch container. Use a well-drained soil with a pH of 5.9-6.2, temperatures of 65-75 daytime and 55-65 nighttime, light intensity at 5,000-8,000 fc, and light feed (125-150 ppm N). Pinch once in 4- and 6-inch containers and twice in 10-inch containers. This plant doesn't require PGRs. Watch for thrips, whiteflies, aphids, and fungus gnats. This plant can develop root rot in overly wet conditions.
Dark blue aromatic flower spikes bloom from early summer through fall.
Pinch once in small containers, twice in large containers.
Space containers for adequate airflow and sunlight penetration around the base of each plant.
This plant doesn't need PGRs.
You may see aphids, whiteflies, thrips, and fungus gnats.
This plant isn't prone to disease but root rot can develop in overly wet conditions. Prevent disease by watering at the base of each plant in the morning and allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. Provide good airflow in your greenhouse. We recommend using horizontal airflow fans. Grow your plants in full sun, spacing containers so sunlight can penetrate to the soil level of each plant.
Planting Lavender La Petite Blue Liners
Plant one rooted plug per 4- or 6-inch container and three per 10-inch container. Use a well-drained soil and completely bury the ellepot in the center or evenly spaced in your container.
Rooted Cuttings Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Herb Lavender La Petite Blue Quick Reference Guide
|4 Inch crop time||7-8 Weeks|
|10 Inch crop time||12-14 Weeks|
|Bloom Period||Fall, Summer|
|Perennial Zone||Zones 5-9|