- Season Warm season
- Exposure Full-sun
- Hardy to Zone 6
- Grow as annual in cooler climes
- Works in containers
Lavandula angustifolia. This brand new cultivar of English lavender is hardy to Zone 6, but blooms in the first year, so can be grown as an annual in cooler climes. It is the tallest and showiest of the first-year-blooming types, with decidedly blue tinted flower spikes over subdued grey-green foliage. With a height of 28-33cm (11-13"), Blue Spear lavender works well in containers, and potted seedlings have definite potential on the market table. From late spring to the end of summer, its spires of fragrant flowers attract all manner of pollinators. The plants have a mounded form, but are very upright, so they can be planted closer together in the row. Each plant has a width of about 28cm (11").