Lavandula angustifolia 'Blue Cushion'

Common Name: English Lavender

Unlike many compact varieties of lavender which tend to have smaller, lighter blue flower spikes and an uneven flowering habit, ‘Blue Cushion’ forms a perfectly compact, rounded cushion of fragrant, grey-green, evergreen foliage.

From early to late summer, the entire clump is covered in a dense mass of deep blue flowers which lighten to pale blue as they mature.  The flowers are produced in several flushes, giving the appearance of continual bloom sometimes into early fall depending on the weather.  Deadheading promotes rebloom.

Lavender has been grown for centuries for its intensely fragrant flowers and beautiful appearance. It is a staple item of every sunny garden, and its dried flowers are widely used in potpourris and arrangements.