English Lavender (Lavandula vera), True Lavender 100 Seeds

  • $5.00

Zones 5-8

Fragrant flowers, aromatic leaves, highest lavender in essential oils

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The dried flowers and leaves repel moths and can be used in sachets. Fresh or dried leaves, flowering tips, and petals can be used in cooking but use sparingly as they are very aromatic.  A nice tea can be made from any parts of this plant.  Loves full sun.

The aroma is highly prized and has a soothing effect on the nervous system.  Start seed early indoors and set outside. Plants tolerate light frost.  In colder climates, mulch in winter. 

How to grow:

Sow lavender seeds indoors 6-10 weeks before the last frost.
Sow seeds 1/8 inches deep in seed-starting formula in a south facing window or under grow lights until seedlings emerge.
Keep the soil moist at 70-80 degrees F
Seedlings emerge in 14-28 days
As soon as seedlings emerge, provide plenty of light on a sunny windowsill or grow seedlings 3-4 inches beneath fluorescent plant lights turned on 16 hours per day, off for 8 hours at night. Raise the lights as the plants grow taller.