Avignon Early Blue Lavender

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The traditional color and soothing fragrance you'd expect of this classic garden perennial, Avignon Early Blue Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia 'PAS1213797') conjures a sense of tranquility with their heightened color and intensified fragrance.

The wondrously fragrant flowers are deep violet-blue with violet petals. Early Blue grows much better in cool conditions, so it will be absolutely covered in flower spikes beginning in mid-spring, weeks before other Lavender, and last well into the summer. Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 6 to 8.

Fuzzy foliage creates a delicate, dense mound, and the fragrant, sage-green leaves are handsome backdrops for the blooms. Butterflies, Hummingbirds and Bees flock to these blooms, but no need to worry about deer and bunnies.

How to Use Early Blue Lavender In The Landscape

Elegant as drifts, or mass plantings that conjure the serene pastoral French countryside. Lavender is lovely in a 'Garden of the Senses', or any mixed bed, lending a classic charm and feel! A robust edible herb, Early Blue is a workhorse in the Culinary garden and isn't all looks and scent, but also aromatic flavor! Plus its usefulness in crafts, both fresh and dried décor, is as broad as your imagination.

Lavender is at home in English and Cottage borders as it is in Cutting and Pollinator gardens! Plus a lovely cut flower or both fresh and dried bouquets. Formal gardens benefit from the straight lines and neat, tidy appearance, while its love for dryer conditions makes Avignon Lavender great in the Rock Garden.

The purple-blue flowers are a great thriller in containers, making it easy to keep the fragrance close by. Extend your growing season by bringing Early Blue indoors for the winter in a pot with good drainage in a protected sunny location.

  • Intensely Fragrant Violet-Blue Blooms
  • Fragrant Sage-Green Foliage
  • Showy Long-Lasting Flowers
  • Dense Mounded Shape
  • Supports Beneficial Pollinators
  • Soaps & Home Crafts
  • Great Fresh or Dried Flowers

#ProPlantTips For Care

Early Blue perfumes the landscape as a strong stemmed perennial in cooler climates or an annual in cold winters below zone 6. While those gardeners in the warmest growing zones, can enjoy Early Blue Lavender as a small, broad-leaved evergreen shrub.

For best results, it must be in full sun. Thriving in the heat and high humidity, Lavender lives for the hot weather. Like all English Lavenders, it prefers well-drained soil with low moisture once it is established. However, can tolerate poor soils. The root system does poorly in soggy conditions. Even containers require fast drainage.

  • Heat & Sun Tolerant
  • Waterwise and Xeric Perennial
  • Thrives in Well-Drained Poor Soils
  • Deer Resistant
  • Can Be Evergreen In Mild Winters

Wondrously deep hues and luscious scent, Avignon Early Blue Lavender will fill your garden with sensory delights! Hurry and order your own hardy aromatic Lavender now while supplies last at Nature Hills Nursery today!

Learn more about Planting and Caring for Lavender in our Garden Blog!

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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Avignon Early Blue Lavender Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-8
Growing Zones 6-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Lavandula angustifolia 'PAS1213797'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 10 - 12 inches
Mature Spread 10 - 12 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Gray Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes