- 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) This essential herb bears fragrant grey-green, needlelike foliage and spikes of violet-blue flowers. Also known as True lavender, this Mediterranean native is highly valued for cutting and drying, as well as the aromatic fragrance and essential oils it produces. Plants grow 12-20" tall. Perennial in zones 5-9.
Learn to Grow English Lavender
Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before last frost
Germination: 15-45 Days
Plant Outdoors: 18-24” Apart
Light: Full Sun
Instructions- Sow seeds indoors just beneath surface of soil. Success is greatly improved if seeds are placed with soil into a plastic bag and refrigerated for 4-6 weeks. Once removed from refrigeration, place in an area that is between 55- 65°F. Plant out after the danger of frost has passed in late spring. Prefers well-drained, somewhat poor soil and is tolerant of drought.
Ratings & Reviews
by Lavender farmer
I have been growing lavender, from seed, for several years, very successfully!
Last year (2020) I decided to purchase lavender seeds here, for my 2020 lavender plants.
(This was my first time purchasing here)
I bought 4 packs of seeds (Hidcote & English), that’s over 600 lavender seeds, and only 10 seeds sprouted.
I promise you, that is NOT an exaggeration!
Over 600 seeds and only 10 sprouted!
I am normally not one to write reviews but I feel as if this needs to be said.
I am extremely disappointed!
Seed Savers Response: Sorry to hear about your seeds not germinating in 2021. All of our seeds are germination tested by an outside company, as required by law, to meet minimum germination standards. Still, issues do happen and we understand that. Please reach out to our customer service dept for a replacement for the seeds that did not germinate. https://www.seedsavers.org/contact