- About Lavender
- How To Grow Lavender
- Benefits of Lavender
- Maintenance Tips
- Shipping Info
Lavender is a perennial plant, which grows about 18 inches to 2 feet high. It has grey-green feathery leaves covered in a silvery down.The blue-violet flowers are arranged in spirals of 6 to 10 blossoms, forming interrupted spikes above the foliage. Lavender has the most complex of all essential oils.
Loamy Soil,Potting Soil mix,Clay Sand Mix
Organic Fertilizers,All Purpose Fertilizer
Every 3-4 Month
? Choose a sunny spot in your yard ? Check the soil for drainage. Lavender won't grow well in damp, soggy soil. It needs dry, sandy soil that drains very quickly so the roots won't rot. ? Water lavender deeply but infrequently. Wait until the soil is dry before you water lavender. When you do water, water for several minutes to make sure the roots get completely soaked. ? Fertilize lavender in early spring. Lavender doesn't need to be fertilized more than once a year. ? Prune lavender. All year round, check the plant for dead or dying shoots and remove them promptly with a pair of sanitized pruning shears. ? Harvest the flowers. When the lavender flowers just begin to open, usually in early summer, gather the lavender into a bunch (one bunch is about a handful of stems) and cut the stems.
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? Faded blooms should be removed to promote further blossoming. ? Lavender likes heat, and many varieties won?t survive a cold winter.
Do not cut back the foliage before the flower harvest is started or the production of flowers will drop dramatically.