Description for Lavender
These aromatic subshrubs are popular in herb gardens as well as in the perennial border, and the intensely perfumed blue-violet, mauve, pink, or white flowers are treasured for drying and making potpourri. The foliage of Lavender is a standout in the garden where its silvery or gray-green hues contrast nicely with its neighbors.
A tough plant for sunny dry spots and one of the longest-blooming tough semi-shrubs around, lavender (genus Lavandula) would find a place in most sunny gardens even if it didnâ€™t have such a heavenly scent.
Thereâ€™s more good news, too: lavender is easy to prune, and when you do it, youâ€™ll be covered for the rest of the day in those aromatic oils. This is one of the few gardening tasks that is a good idea to do right before a hot date!
A sweetly fragrant lavender used for perfume and sachets; also good for flavoring ice cream, jams, meat rubs, and pastries.
Spread: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Planting and care
This should be unnecessary after establishment, except plants in pots which need frequent watering during summer. See also Overwintering below.
Caring for Lavender
- Pruning: Lavender is a woody subshrub, and pruning techniques should reflect this. Do not prune in spring until new growth appears, and leave plants alone for the winter. Plants may be sheared back and shaped after flowering, but do not cut low into old wood. If older plants become unsightly, cut back by a third every three years.
Typical uses of Lavender
Special features: One of the most distinguishing characteristics of lavender is its fragrance.
Culinary use: Try mixing lavender with other herbs in a vegetarian pizza or goats cheese tartlets to produce a floral herbal flavour.
Chicken, lamb and salmon are also suitable savoury dishes where lavender can be used effectively either as whole flower spikes, grains or as a rub in oil or with other herbs.
Ornamental use: Dried lavender is used in bunches, bags and pot-pourri for its scent and as a moth and insect repellant.
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Good number of plants and currently flowering so waiting for the cherry tomatos!!
almost all seeds did sprout but growth is slow
Seeds are Ok .. germination took about 25 Days ..
The reason why I am reviewing this so lately is because I wanted some time to see it s germination and growth afterwards. Today the plant is in full bloom . It has almost grown up to 3 ft in height an
Came on time... and the plant seems to be growing really fast. Hope I get a vegetable soon.