Lavender Seeds - Rosea
USDA Zones: 6 - 8
Height: 9 - 12 inches
Bloom Season: Early summer to late summer
Bloom Color: Pink
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Gritty, well-drained and slightly alkaline soils preferred, pH 6.5 - 7.5
House Plant: Yes
Deer Resistant: Yes
Latin Name: Lavandula Angustifolia
Lavender Pink (Lavandula Angustifolia Rosea) - Start Lavender seeds and grow this lovely rosy-pink shade! If you have a herb garden full of blue or lavender colored English Lavender herb plants, then add this pink to make a lovely contrast. Lavandula Angustifolia is one of the richest in essential oils, giving more fragrance power both fresh and dried. This English Lavender Rosea is the original and first rose Lavender plant available. Lavender uses include crystallizing fresh flowers for candies, cakes, and other pastries. Dried Lavender flowers are used in potpourris and sachets and essential oils are used in creams and perfumes. Or, simply just grow the herb seed to grow a wonderful addition in your flower garden or herb garden!
Lavandula Angustifolia Rosea Lavender is an evergreen perennial with green leaves. Many of the other types of Lavender plants have blue, grey, or blue-grey leaves. Lavender Rosea will grow to approximately 9 to 12 inches in height and will be 12 to 18 inches wide. Its green leaves are typically about 2 1/2 inches on strong stems. Stalks of delicate pink flowers grow up to 12 inches tall. Lavender care includes trimming the plant back in spring to encourage bushier growth; also deadheading after flowering.
How To Grow Pink Lavender From Herb Seeds: 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 Lavender Rosea seeds very lightly as they need light for germination. Transplant Lavender seedlings outdoors in mid-spring once frost danger has passed, spacing the plants 16 inches apart. Lavender Rosea plants are usually resistant to deer.