What’s Blooming June 2018
By: | 06/10/2018
Dwarf English Lavender – Lavandula angustifolia ‘Wee One’
We have several Plant Select Petites in our Plant Select Demonstration Beds. Like other Plant Select releases, Petites are tough plants adapted for gardens in the Intermountain West. The difference is that Petites are selected specifically for small spaces and are perfect for troughs, containers, rock gardens, and anywhere else that a small plant is desired. One Petite blooming now is a dwarf cultivar of English lavender called ‘Wee One.’
Lavender is a durable, drought-resistant, long-lived plant that is well-suited for our climate and soils. Luckily it is also attractive, fragrant, easy to maintain, and a magnet for pollinators – not to mention all of the uses for it outside of the garden. However, depending on the species and cultivar, lavender can get quite large. So, if you want lavender in your garden but are short on space, ‘Wee One’ may be perfect for you. With a maximum height of about 10 inches and a width just over a foot, this dwarf English lavender is a true “shrublet” and too charming to ignore.
Written by IBG Collections Curator, Daniel Murphy