- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 6 - 9
- Height: 12 - 18 inches
- Bloom Season: Early summer to late summer
- Bloom Color: Lavender
- Environment: Full sun
- Soil Type: Gritty, well-drained and slightly alkaline soils preferred, pH 6.5 - 7.5
- Deer Resistant: Yes
- Temperature: 72 - 75F
- Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
- Light Required: Yes, but avoid direct sunlight by shading seeds after sowing
- Depth: Cover seed lightly with soil after sowing
- Sowing Rate: 5 seeds per plant
- Moisture: Keep moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 20 inches
- Care & Maintenance: See: Lavender
Lavender English (Lavandula Angustifolia - Vera) - Sweetly fragrant blooms and evergreen blue-green foliage! The richest in essential oils, this is one of the most aromatic Lavender plants of them all. Reaching 24 to 36 inches high, it boasts 2 1/2 inch, linear, downy leaves on strong stems. The leaves first open white, then turn a pale gray-blue-green color. Stalks of tiny purple flowers grow up to 14 inches tall. Start this beautiful herb for your garden by sowing Lavender seeds!
English Lavender herb plants are prized worldwide for the gentle and soothing therapeutic properties. Lavandula Angustifolia Vera is one of the richest in essential oils, meaning more fragrance power both fresh and dried. Fresh Lavender flowers can be crystalized and used in candies and cakes; dried flowers are used in potpourris and sachets; oils are used in creams and perfumes. And these are only some of the more common uses - imagination can create endless more!
How To Grow English Lavender From Herb Seeds: Grow in a well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in an open, sunny spot. Trim back in spring to encourage bushier growth; also deadhead after flowering. Sow Lavender seeds indoors 8 - 10 weeks before last frost. Use sterile starter mix and sow the herb seeds on the surface, pressing them into the soil. Cover the English Lavender seeds very lightly as they need light for germination. Transplant English Lavender seedlings outdoors in mid-spring once frost danger has passed.
Approximate Seeds Per Ounce: 25,000