English Lavender Seeds - (Lavandula angustifolia)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 50 seeds per pack
- Days to Germination:
- 14-30 days
- Plant Spacing:
- Light Preference:
- Full Sun
English Lavender - The Backbone of the Herbal Industry in Your Own Garden!
Abundant, grey-green spikes tipped with sweet-scented, blue/mauve flowers. This is a hardy dwarf strain growing to about 14" with good cold-hardiness and longevity. Lavender angustifolia is one of the richest in essential oils, meaning more fragrance power both fresh and dried.
English lavender is native to the western Mediterranean and was introduced to Europe centuries ago by the Romans. Known as English lavender because of its importance to the development of the English perfume industry and its popularity in English gardens. Both the common and botanical names are derived from the Latin lavare, "to wash", a reference to lavender's widespread use in scenting soaps.
You can eat lavender flowers, add them to vinegar's or jams, crystallize them to decorate desserts. Lavender sugar cookies are especially elegant. Lavender pillows are used to treat travel nausea, insomnia, headaches. Excellent in potpourris, arrangements, wreaths and as a tea. Lavender aromatherapy is highly effective at soothing and healing people, horses and dogs.
Clip off flowering shoots on young plants to encourage root growth; clip back plants in the spring to stimulate fresh growth; clip back again after flowering to promote more bloom.