Lavender has the special sweet fragrance. 1 packet contains 50 seeds of lavender - seeds.
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 didnÃƒÆ’ ¢Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡ ¬Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾ ¢t have such a heavenly scent.ThereÃƒÆ’ ¢Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡ ¬Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾ ¢s more good news, too: lavender is easy to prune, and when you do it, youÃƒÆ’ ¢Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡ ¬Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾ ¢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.
||In the summer plants in pots will need frequent watering, but remember be careful not to waterlog lavender.
This should be unnecessary after establishment, except plants in pots which need frequent watering during summer. See also Overwintering below.
||Grow in average, dry to medium, require well-drained neutral to alkaline soil,, alkaline soil in full sun. Prefers a light, sandy soil with somewhat low fertility.
||50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
||Lavenders do well on poor soils and need little fertiliser, we just add a sprinkling of potash around the base of the plant in the late summer and spring. Do not add high nitrogen feeds or manure this can cause the plants to grow tall and weak.
Pruning and harvesting lavender are essentially the same - youre removing the flowering stalks from the bush.
This promotes new growth in the plants roots, keeps the plant looking neat, and leaves you with 1 - 8 bunches of fresh lavender flowers.
Lavender should be cut when the flower have just opened in spring.
This is the time during which theyre most fragrant and beautiful.
Monitor the lavender in the early spring so you can catch it right when the flowers open.
If you cut lavender in the spring, the plant may have time to produce more flowers for a second harvest.
One of the most distinguishing characteristics of lavender is its fragrance.