Lavandula angustifolia is also known as Lavender and English lavender; although not native to England. Lavender is a strongly aromatic shrub, and is commonly grown as an ornamental plant. It is popular for its colorful flowers, its fragrance, and its ability to survive with low water consumption.
Growing Zones: 5-9
Mature Height: 2-3 feet
Mature Width: 2-3 feet
Sowing: Start indoors in pots 4-6 weeks before the last frost, or direct sow in Fall. Barely cover seed. Needs light to germinate.
Sow depth: ¼ in
Days to Germinate: 14-28 @ 70F….
Special Maintenance: Germination is enhanced by moist chilling at 38 degrees for 2 months.
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil Type: Average
Drought Tolerance: Good
Growth Rate: Slow
Leaf Description: Narrow, aromatic
Bloom Time: Early Summer, June-July
Bloom Description: Multiple purple flowers on spiked stems
Harvest Time: Early Summer, June-July
Special Properties: Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators, Deer resistant, Aromatherapy, Cut flowers