Lavender Big Time Blue for Sale OnlineLavender Big Time Blue (Lavandula angustifolia 'Big Time Blue') perennials are compact growing lavender shrubs that produce large, abundant flowers. Lavender plants are known for their aromatic foliage, and on these specific cultivars, their foliage is a stunning silvery-green color. Their foliage compliments and contrasts beautifully with its darker flower color. You will see your Lavender plants bloom from early summer into fall. Lavender perennials are extremely easy to maintain and are drought-tolerant, making them perfect outdoor plants in hot areas.
|Mature Height:||1 to 2 feet|
|Mature Width:||2 to 3 feet|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Selling Points:||Fragrant foliage, deer resistant, attracts butterflies|
How to Care for Lavender Big Time Blue Plants
Once you buy a Lavender Big Time Blue plant, be sure to read the recommended care instructions to ensure your plant remains happy and healthy for years to come!
What type of light is best for Lavender Big Time Blue?
Lavender 'Big Time Blue' perennials thrive best when they are grown in full sunlight. We recommend planting them in an area of your garden or landscape that receives at least 6 to 8 hours of sun a day, preferably more. Because these perennials love to be in full sun, they are also drought-tolerant. Although they are tolerant to dry conditions, these plants enjoy air circulation, so try not to crowd them. You will be amazed by this plant's movement, and your plant will be happy too!
How do I fertilize Lavender Big Time Blue?
When you are planting your Lavender 'Big Time Blue' plants, be sure to mix in a couple of inches of compost prior, especially if soil conditions are poor. When you are fertilizing your plants, be sure to do so only once a year to ensure optimal growth and vibrant flowers. We suggest fertilizing your Lavender during the fall with 2-1-1 alkalizing plant food. It is essential not to over-fertilize your Lavender perennials because this could decrease the beautiful fragrance of their flowers.
How often do I water water Lavender Big Time Blue?
Lavender perennials, especially Big Time Blue, require low usage of water to thrive. We suggest watering your plant one to two times each month throughout the spring to the mid-fall. This is their growing season and when they will require a consistent watering schedule. Your Lavender perennials enjoy drying out between watering and rarely need water during their growth dormancy period. While you are establishing your plants, they should receive a thorough watering throughout the hot summer months.
What soil is best for Lavender Big Time Blue?
We recommend growing your Lavender 'Big Time Blue' perennials on average, dry to medium, well-draining soil. These perennials also prefer to be in alkaline soil conditions. Well-draining soil is essential because root rot is a common disease that will cause your plant to die if it is not taken care of quickly. Lavender can be difficult to grow in the far north area of the country, mainly because of winter stresses and high summer humidity. If you have light, sandy soil with somewhat low fertility, this is the perfect soil for your plants to thrive.