Old English Lavender Seeds
Type: Perennial Shrub, Hardy
Bloom: July to Sept
Flower: Pale grey blue flower spikes 21/2” long
Height: 3-4′ tall & wide
Soil: Well drained
Moisture: Avg. Rather drought tolerant once established. Summer water during dry periods.
Use: Low growing short lived hedges, fragrant foliage and flowers used in potpourris and sachets. Multi-use. Attracts bees, butterflies and humming birds especially. Easy to grow, low maintenance. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant
Notes: Pruning but Timing important to get the most out of your lavender. Lightly trim/deadhead in late summer. Remove spent flowers to encourage re-bloom. Hard prune if necessary in Late march to Early April
Lavender officinalis Seed Propagation
Indoors: Place seeds in freezer for 1 month then surface sow. Press in. No cover, no humidity dome. Maintain 64F soil temp. Germination 2-4 wks. Typically low germination rate so over-plant. Transplant to individual pots. Grow on until planting out.
Outdoors: Direct sow outdoors mid Oct. 5-10 seeds in space 2’ apart. Thin to 12-18” apart.