This is the tall, old-fashioned, wonderfully fragrant lavender that is an extremely valuable and easy to use household herb, an important ingredient in fragrance sachets and potpourris, an excellent cut and dried flower for arrangements, and a most useful component of innumerable craft projects. Add the flowers to a simple syrup to make craft cocktails/mocktails or lavender lemonade. Bake into bread, cookies, or scones and use to flavor jellies. Perfect for rock gardens, or as a short hedge, and attracts pollinators.
Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia (vera)
Native: Mediterranean region
Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 5 and warmer; grown as an annual in colder climates
Plant Dimensions: 24″–36″ tall
Variety Information: ¼”–½” purple flowers, clustered on spikes
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Summer
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant
When to Sow Outside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, as soon as soil can be worked, or late fall in any climate.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 10 to 12 weeks before your average last frost date. Transplant seedlings after average last frost.
Days to Emerge: 21 – 35 days
Seed Depth: Surface to ?”
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 24″–36″
Thinning: When 1″ tall, thin to 1 every 24″–36″