Avignon Early Blue Lavender

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Wondrously Deep Hues & Scent Early Blue Lavender!

  • 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
  • Heat & Sun Tolerant
  • Waterwise Perennial
  • Thrives in Well Drained Poor Soils
  • Deer Resistant

The traditional color and soothing fragrance, Avignon Early Blue Lavender (Lavandula avignon 'Early Blue') conjure a sense of tranquility.

The wondrously fragrant flowers are deep violet-blue with violet petals. Early Blue is absolutely covered in flower spikes from mid-spring, well into summer, weeks before other Lavender.

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. Lovely in a 'Garden of the Senses', or any mixed bed, lending a classic charm and feel!

Formal gardens benefit from the straight lines and neat, tidy appearance, while its love for dryer conditions makes Early Blue great in the rock garden.

Lavender is at home in English and Cottage borders as it is in Cutting and Pollinator gardens! Plus a lovely cut flower for both fresh and dried bouquets.

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 is as broad as your imagination.

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.

#ProPlantTips For Care

Early Blue perfumes the landscape as a strong stemmed perennial in cooler climates, or an annual in cold winters. While those enjoying the warm growing zones of 6 and up, can use Early Blue Lavender as an 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, however can tolerate poor soils. The root system does poorly in soggy conditions.

Fill your garden with sensory delights by ordering your Avignon Early Blue Lavender now while supplies last! Call the experts 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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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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 Avignon Early Blue
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
Flower Color Blue, Purple
Foliage Color Gray Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes