Lavandula Blue Star
Lavandula ‘Blue Star’
Lavender ‘Blue Star’, French lavender ‘Blue Star’, Lavandula stoechas ‘Blue Star’
Variety or Cultivar
‘Blue Star’ _ ‘Blue Star’ is an evergreen perennial with aromatic, linear, grey-green leaves and small, fragrant, tubular, lilac flowers topped by purple bracts in late spring and summer.
The flowers are highly scented. Good for drying.
Lavender, Purple in Spring; Purple, Lavender in Summer
Grey-green in All seasons
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Cuckoo spit , Rosemary leaf beetle
Cut back flower stalks after flowers have faded. Trim back in spring being careful not to cut into old wood.
Though it is possible to propagate by seed, it may not come true to type from seed.
Lavandula ‘Blue Star’ (Lavender ‘Blue Star’) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.
Banks and Slopes, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Flavouring food and drinks, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Garden edging, Gravel, Mediterranean, Containers, Rock, Wildlife
Grows best in well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Will tolerate acid soils. Improve drainage in clay soils as does not tolerate waterlogged conditions. Does best in a sheltered position. If feeding, use a low-nitrogen fertiliser.
Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
South, East, West