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Lavandula angustifolia 'Thumbelina Leigh' (English lavender 'Thumbelina Leigh')

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
2 hours care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
0.4m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
0.4m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Lavandula angustifolia 'Thumbelina Leigh'

Other names: English lavender 'Thumbelina Leigh', Dwarf English lavender 'Thumbelina Leigh'

Genus: Lavandula Lavandula

Variety or Cultivar: 'Thumbelina Leigh' _ 'Thumbelina Leigh' is a compact, upright, bushy, evergreen shrub with linear, aromatic, grey-green leaves and slender, upright stems bearing terminal spikes of fragrant, dark purple flowers in summer.


Lavandula angustifolia 'Thumbelina Leigh' is: Evergreen

Flower: Dark-purple in Summer

Foliage: Grey-green in All seasons

Fragrance: The flowers are highly scented. Good for drying.

Habit: Bushy, Compact, Upright

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Cuckoo spit , Rosemary leaf beetle Cuckoo spit , Rosemary leaf beetle

Specific diseases: Grey mould Grey mould

General care

Pruning: Pruning group 10, after flowering.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Lavandula angustifolia 'Thumbelina Leigh' (English lavender 'Thumbelina Leigh') will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: 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

Cultivation: Plant in well-drained, preferably alkaline to neutral soil in sun. Tolerates acid soil. Best in a sheltered position. Will not tolerate waterlogged conditions. High nitrogen fertilisers & manure will cause the plant to flop. Semi-evergreen in colder areas

Soil type: Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Lavandula angustifolia 'Thumbelina Leigh'

Other names: English lavender 'Thumbelina Leigh', Dwarf English lavender 'Thumbelina Leigh'

Genus: Lavandula Lavandula

Variety or Cultivar: 'Thumbelina Leigh' _ 'Thumbelina Leigh' is a compact, upright, bushy, evergreen shrub with linear, aromatic, grey-green leaves and slender, upright stems bearing terminal spikes of fragrant, dark purple flowers in summer.


Lavandula angustifolia 'Thumbelina Leigh' is: Evergreen

Flower: Dark-purple in Summer

Foliage: Grey-green in All seasons

Fragrance: The flowers are highly scented. Good for drying.

Habit: Bushy, Compact, Upright

Watch out for

Specific pests: Cuckoo spit , Rosemary leaf beetle

Specific diseases: Grey mould

General care

Pruning: Pruning group 10, after flowering.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Lavandula angustifolia 'Thumbelina Leigh' (English lavender 'Thumbelina Leigh') will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: 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

Cultivation: Plant in well-drained, preferably alkaline to neutral soil in sun. Tolerates acid soil. Best in a sheltered position. Will not tolerate waterlogged conditions. High nitrogen fertilisers & manure will cause the plant to flop. Semi-evergreen in colder areas

Soil type: Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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