Thumbelina Leigh English Lavender

Lavandula angustifolia 'Thumbelina Leigh'

Item 2848


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  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

An extremely aromatic and profuse bloomer, this compact selection produces lovely spikes of violet-blue blooms up to three times per year! Prune back by one-half after flowering for best repeat show. This versatile, undemanding little evergreen shrub is ideal for containers, low borders, and rock gardens.

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Average Landscape Size
Moderate growing; reaches 1 to 1 1/2 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide, in bloom.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia 'Thumbelina Leigh'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Habit: Compact
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Dwarf Plant, Edible, Gift Plant, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Gray-green
Flower Attribute: Flowers for Cutting ,   Fragrant ,   Showy Flowers ,   Repeat Flowering
Bloom Time: Summer
Flower Color: Blue
Garden Style: Mediterranean ,   Cottage ,   Rustic
Design Ideas: A versatile small lavender renowned for a size well suited to containers. But like its full size predecessors it remains valuable for dry slopes, banks and rock gardens. Exceptional component of Mediterranean style gardens both formal and casual. With similar requirements as western natives, it is suitable for xeriscape or wild gardens. Equally suited to traditional mixed borders with perennials and flowering shrubs provided soil is well drained. Performs best in artistic pots and particularly beautiful in aged classical terra cotta.

Thrives in average to lean, loose, fast-draining, slightly alkaline soil. Benefits from a gravel mulch. Plant with crowns slightly above soil level. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Prune back by one-half after flowering to encourage rebloom.


Oil rich lavender has long been used in bathing so it's scent is an age old favorite for bed and bath preparations, fragrances and cosmetics.

Customer Reviews

Wonderful Border Plant
by David, June 22, 2018

This dwarf lavender makes a visually stunning border plant for foundation plantings. It compact habit and captivating and long lasting flowering, plus easy care provide a go-to method of defining edges while not detracting from larger foundation shrubs and perennials. And Monrovia is hands down the best source I have found.

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