Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) — Seeds




This is a Lavender.

Lavender is moderately vigorous, is very drought tolerant, ornamental and deer resistant. It blooms in summer with pink, lavender and and purple flowers. USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-8.

Commonly grown as an ornamental plant, lavender is popular for its colorful flowers, fragrance, and drought tolerance. It does well in the Pacific Northwest with our wet winters and dry summers. The volatile oil may rarely cause sensitization.

Seeds Per Gram: 1200
Common Name: Lavender
Latin Name: Lavandula angustifolia
Family: Lamiaceae
Bloom (species): in summer
pink, lavender, and purple flowers
Tree (species): very drought tolerant
deer resistant
Other Common Names: True Lavender, English Lavender, Garden Lavender, Common Lavender, Narrow-leaved Lavender
Other Latin Names: Lavandula officinalis
Lifecycle: Perennial
Leaf Drop: Evergreen
Forest Layer: Herb, Shrub, Flower
Food Type: Herb, Tea
Height: 3-4
Width: 3-5
Hardiness (species): 5-8
Sun: Full, Partial
Habitats: Dry grassy slopes amongst rocks, in exposed, usually parched, hot rocky situations often on calcareous soils.
Soil PH: 6.5-8.5
Soil Type: Sand, Loam, Clay
Water Needs: Low
Pollinated By: Bees, Moths, Butterflies
Wildlife Supported: Bees, Moths, Butterflies
Food Uses: Leaves, petals and flowering tips – raw. Used as a condiment in salads, soups, stews etc. They provide a very aromatic flavor and are too strong to be used in any quantity. The fresh or dried flowers are used as a tea. The fresh flowers are also crystallized or added to jams, ice-creams, vinegars etc as a flavoring. An essential oil from the flowers is used as a food flavoring.
Other Uses: The essential oil that is obtained from the flowers is exquisitely scented and has a very wide range of applications, both in the home and commercially. It is commonly used in soap making, in making high quality perfumes (it is also used in ‘Eau de Cologne’), it is also used as a detergent and cleaning agent, a food flavoring etc and as an insect repellent. When growing the plant for its essential oil content, it is best to harvest the flowering stems as soon as the flowers have faded. Yields of 0.8 – 1% of the oil are obtained. The aromatic leaves and flowers are used in pot-pourri and as an insect repellent in the linen cupboard etc. They have been used in the past as a strewing herb in order to impart a sweet smell to rooms and to deter insects. The leaves are also added to bath water for their fragrance and therapeutic properties. They are also said to repel mice. The flowering stems, once the flowers have been removed for use in pot-pourri etc, can be tied in small bundles and burnt as incense sticks. Lavender can be grown as a low hedge, responding well to trimming.
Sources: pfaf.org

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