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)
• Family: Lamiaceae
• 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 ⅛"
• Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 24"–36"
• Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 24"–36"