Herb, Lavender, English
- Perennial plant in zones 5-9
- Plants grow to 12-20 inches
- Short spikes of violet-blue flowers
- Good for cutting, drying, and essential oils
(Lavandula angustifolia) (aka True Lavender) Western Mediterranean native. Essential herb with grey-green clustered foliage and short spikes of violet-blue flowers. Highly valued for cutting, drying, and the aromatic fragrance and essential oils it produces. Plants grow 12-20" tall. Perennial in zones 5-9.
Learn to Grow it
You can sow seeds indoors or directly into the soil in mild areas starting around mid-spring.
Space your plants or seeds 6-8 inches apart in well fertilized soil. Plant your seeds 1/4-3/4 in. deep.
This is a "cut-and-come-again" plant so you can harvest leaves as they mature. Keep the leaves well watered and cool.
Mulching the soil around this crop can help protect the plant and keep roots cool and moist. In frost-free zones, this crop can be grow throughout the fall and winter.