English Lavender Lavandula Angustifolia is an evergreen, shrubby, perennial herb native to Europe. English Lavender seeds can be started indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost. Also commonly known as Common Lavender, True Lavender, Lavandula Spica, Lavandula Vera, Lavandula Officinalis, this ornamental flowering herb features sweetly fragrant, evergreen foliage with leaves that first open white, then turn a pale gray-blue-green colors. Lavender Vera blooms almost entire season producing tall, terminal spikes of tiny purple flowers. Both foliage and flowers are highly aromatic and bees and butterflies are very attracted to blooming Lavender.
English Lavender flowers and gray-green leaves provide mid-summer color and contrast to the perennial border front, rock garden, herb garden or scented garden. Lavandula Angustifolia seeds produce the Lavender Vera variety that is one of the richest in essential oils, meaning that it releases more fragrance in both conditions - fresh and dried. Fresh Lavender flowers can be crystallized and used in candies and cakes. Dried Lavender flowers are used in potpourris and sachets. Lavender oils are used soap, cream, and perfume production.
Height: 12-18 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer/Fall
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Rich/Average/Moist well-drained, pH 6.5-7.5
USDA Zones: 5-9
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (8-10 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall
Seed Depth: 1/8 inch
Germination Time: 14-28 Days
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