Big Time Blue Lavender

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Spreading bold color, the Big Time Blue Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia 'Armtipp01') is an outstanding new Lavendar offering that sends up fragrant deep royal-blue spikes from early summer until fall! This revolutionary Lavender variety blooms bigger and earlier in the season!

Lavender is already beloved for their highly aromatic silvery-green-gray foliage and flowers with a million uses around the home, the garden, and for yourself, but the bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds will all celebrate when you plant one in your garden as well! Use the waving blue wands for crafts, for fresh and dried décor, as tea and flavoring, bath and beauty, gifts, and of course, imparting that relaxing scent throughout your home and garden!

Big Time Blue loves Mediterranean-style climates throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 9, preferring more arid and xeric sites, sun, and heat! Growing into a vibrant bush 18-24 inches tall when in bloom, and spreading to a hefty 24-30 inches wide, Big Time makes a big impact on the garden!

Planting and Application:

The low-spreading, compact nature of these woody shrubs means aromatic path and walkway edging, fragrant garden bed borders and facer shrubs, and herbal skirting around Roses, shrubs, and trees! The scent can drive away unwanted pests in the garden, so use these plants around your seating areas and as companion plants! Must-haves for the Pollinator garden, cutting border, and Herb Garden, Lavender fits right into sunny vegetable and Victory gardens and kitchen gardens too!

Big Time Blue is easy to grow and love in the Xeric Rock Garden as it is welcome in the Cottage Garden! Plant en masse for a sea of waving blue wands or add to a Sensory garden or meditation station in your garden to help you relax and settle the mind. Great spillers in containers and planters, there's no place that doesn't benefit from a few Lavender plants!

  • Fragrant Wands of Blue Flowers
  • Aromatic Gray-Green Foliage
  • Mounded Spreading Form
  • Pollinators Galore, Crafts, Dried & Fresh Décor
  • Edgins & Herb Gardens, Pollinator Gardens & Rock Gardens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Lavender grows best in full sun and well-drained soils, with neutral to alkaline pH. Also preferring an open, sunny spot, because lack of sunlight will cause a wide range of problems, as will poor drainage. Being highly drought-tolerant, less is more for Lavender plants. Water consistently to establish and after that, only water during extreme drought. For better drainage, add sand in the hole when first planting to aid drainage further. Deer and rabbit resistant, don't worry about them!

Trim back in spring to encourage bushier growth and remove any parts that died back during winter. Big Time should be pruned back the first year to encourage branching. To encourage blooms to return all summer, be sure to deadhead after flowering.

In cooler climates, it's recommended to plant Lavender in a sunny, south-facing area that's protected from cold. These plants can even be brought indoors for the winter or into a greenhouse because they can be evergreen bushes in mild winters. Cold planting zones can still enjoy Lavender as an annual accent!

  • Full Sun
  • Very Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture At First & Low Once Established
  • Deadhead After Flowers Fade & Prune Early Spring
  • Deer & Pests Seldom Bother Lavender

Go big or go home with Big Time Blue Lavender! With early blooming and bigger flowering displays, these xeric shrubs will enliven your entire landscape and home! Order your own Big Time Blue today at Nature Hills!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
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Big Time Blue Lavender Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Botanical Name Lavandula angustifolia 'Armtipp01'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 18 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 24 - 30
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Blue
Foliage Color Gray
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring