- Culinary Herbs & Spices
- English Lavender seeds, Lavandula angustifolia vera, 3 sizes
English Lavender seeds, Lavandula angustifolia vera, 3 sizes
About 100 seeds per half gram. "Vera" is thought to be the original species of lavender. Highly prized for its amazing fragrance and medicinal properties. Known for its relaxing and soothing qualities. Used for centuries to keep moths out of linens and creates a divine smell on bed sheets. Also has culinary applications.
Lavender likes full sun and a well draining, slightly alkaline soil. Lavender is hardy to Zone 5. It will not tolerate poor drainage, full shade, or high humidity. Space plants at least 3'-4' apart when planting out.
Use well-draining potting mix when planting and do not bury seeds, but merely press the seed on the surface. Keep moist but not soggy. Seeds can take 4-6 weeks to germinate, but may germinate faster if scarified by sandpaper. Seedlings that are blue-green are healthy and happy. Seedlings that are yellowish may be getting too much water, the soil may not be draining fast enough and/or the soil may be too cool.
Mature lavender is usually drought tolerant. A favorite of many bees and butterflies.