True Lavender (Perennial)
Latin Name: Lavandula Angustifolia
Item #: 165B
Suitable for Containers:
Suitable for Small Pots
90 days. Lavandula Angustifolia. Perennial. True Lavender with a 24 in/61 cm bushy plant and purple spikes. Used for essential oil, fragrant cut flower or dried for soaps and sachets. Pkt. contains approx. 100 seeds.
90 days. Lavandula Angustifolia. Perennial. True Lavender with a 24 in/61 cm bushy plant and purple spikes. Used for essential oil, fragrant cut flower or dried for soaps and sachets.
The flowers are also used as a culinary herb, most often as part of the North American version of the French herb blend called herbes de Provence. Pkt. contains approx. 100 seeds.
Approx. 25,000 seeds per oz/28 g
CULTURE: A strain of true English Lavender. Freeze seed for 24 hours before sowing. Sow outdoors April 15th - May 15th. Seed is very fine, and should be pressed into the soil, do not cover with soil. Germinate @ 45 - 60°F/7 - 16°C soil temp. for about 30 days. Space seeds @ 8 per in/2.5 cm in rows or sow in clumps. Thin seedlings about 2 months after seeding to 12 in/31 cm apart.
Lavender is a double purpose plant, it can be used as a flavor herb or as a fragrant cut flower that retains it's aroma years after cutting. Dwarf bushy plants are also used for borders or rock - gardens; gray-green foliage offers an interesting contrast to purple flowers which bloom in late June or August. Choose a light sandy soil that is not too rich. Heavier fertile soil causes soft growth which creates a hardiness problem as winter sets in. Harvest flowers just before they are fully open. Dry in a cool airy place to provide sweetly perfumed material for sachets. Trim back extra foliage after flowering to keep plants tidy. Provide a light mulch of straw or leaves in areas where winter is severe. Clones are propagated by cuttings taken each summer.