Lavender is a must-have perennial herb in the garden. It's big, bold, beautiful, beneficial, and just a delight to smell on your morning stroll through the garden. Honeybees will throw cookouts near these plants daily while it's blooming, which is all the time. Their bright purple blooms against their subtle, gentle light green foliage and aromatic leaves make it a favorite in any home garden.
Days to Maturity: 100-110 days
Plant size: 18-24” tall and wide
Plant spacing: 18-24” apart
Sun, soil, and water requirement: Lavender enjoys full sun, rocky, well-draining soil, and biweekly watering. When plants are fully mature, watering from rainfall may be all it needs.
Harvesting: The flower spikes can be harvested just as the flowers begin to open. Hang to dry in a dry, well-ventilated location out of direct sunlight.
Culinary: Lavender flowers are edible and can be used to garnish desserts or baked goods. Its flavor is sweet, floral, and pairs well with citrus, berries, nuts, mint, and cinnamon.
Nutrients: Lavender oil has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. It has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Research suggests it has benefits in treating insomnia, anxiety, depression, and fatigue. We use lavender for anxiety often. We even put some behind the ears of our animals during thunderstorms, the 4th of July, or the new year fireworks to help calm their nerves. I use it for my nerves too!
Special considerations: Mulching during late fall/early winter will help keep the soil warm going into the new year when the night temperatures drop some.
Companion planting: Plant near rosemary, sage, basil, oregano, thyme, mint, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, and celery. Its strong odor will repel insects in your garden.
** Pots and plants may vary from the picture depending on the size and maturity ordered. All plants have been carefully hardened off and are ready to be transplanted into their permanent garden home or pot once delivered.
** Growing details provided are general. Conditions will change depending on your location, elevation, climate, rainfall, and accessible sunlight.
** Nutritional information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.