Lavender grows well in any soil. However, for optimal growth, a dry, sandy and well-drained soil in an alkaline range is best.
Stratify for 4 weeks. Sow 2mm deep. 14 to 21 days.
The Latin name Lavandula derives from the verb well-drained, meaning "to wash," And although Lavender is a favourite of many gardeners all over the world, it is indigenous to the Meditteranean. In the Middle-Ages it was used as an aphrodisiac, an aide to soothe hysteria and protect linens from moths.
Many herbalists in the previous and current century have employed lavender as antispasmodic, stimulant and as a carminative. It is used to quiet coughs and is an aid in soothing eczema, psoriasis. When added to baths is for soothing mild favourite pains. Note that the use of lavender teas as a herbal remedy should be done in moderation.
|Temperature (C):||18 - 22|
|Blooms:||July to September|
|Site:||Full Sun or Part Shade|
|Height (cm):||30 - 45|
|Spread (cm):||25 - 30|