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SuperBlue Lavender

Lavandula angustifolia 'SuperBlue'

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SuperBlue Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia 'SuperBlue') at Minor's Garden Center

SuperBlue Lavender flowers

SuperBlue Lavender flowers

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SuperBlue Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia 'SuperBlue') at Minor's Garden Center

SuperBlue Lavender in bloom

SuperBlue Lavender in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  8 inches

Flower Height:  12 inches

Spread:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Super Blue English Lavender, Common Lavender

Brand:  RADTKE

Description:

With its aromatic foliage that is green, with a silvery-bluish cast, and large spikes of blue-violet flowers, this variety is excellent for borders and edging in a sunny spot

Ornamental Features

SuperBlue Lavender has masses of beautiful spikes of fragrant violet flowers with blue overtones rising above the foliage from early to late summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive fragrant narrow leaves remain bluish-green in color throughout the year.

Landscape Attributes

SuperBlue Lavender is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with a mounded form. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and can be pruned at anytime. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

SuperBlue Lavender is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

SuperBlue Lavender will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity extending to 12 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for alkaline soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

SuperBlue Lavender is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Sizes Available:

4.5" Cont. $6.99

 
 
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Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features