Native Region: Europe
Zone Range: 6-10
Preferred Climate: Full sun; very well draining soil.
Harvest Date: Tuesday 30 September, 2008
Seed count: 75-100
Evergreen aromatic subshrub with dusty gray green leaves. We all should know its famous clean sweet perfume scent of its purple flowers, that are used in everything from soap, potpouris, and floral arrangements. Does not tolerate wet, damp or high humidity sites. Loves sun. Hates grass. Deer and bunny proof. Loved by nectar seekers.
Does not tolerate wet, damp or high humidity sites. Loves sun. Hates grass. Deer and bunny proof. When seed collecting, the resin from the seedheads scent my fingers for days.
Sow thinly as seedlings can't tolerate trapped humidity between themselves. Sow 2 mm deep in moist sand. Optimum germination temp: 20 C. Days to germinate: 5-21 days. Don't let medium dry out nor let it get overly moist. Clear plastic cover is best as seed needs light to germinate. Give more light as seedlings emerge. Sometimes germination is better with some cold pretreatment after sowing (4 C for 2 weeks). Never let lavender seedlings become leggy by not providing enough light. Best to use supplimental light for 16 hour 'days'. Never let seedlings freeze.