Lavender

Lavender

Lavandula angustifolie

Plant family

Lippenblütler (Lamiaceae) (Lamiaceae)

Season Overview

Propagating

Planting

Harvest

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

Details

Light requirement

Sunny

Water requirement

Dry

Soil

Light (sandy)

Nutrient requirement

Low

Light germinator

Seeding distance

45 cm

Row spacing

45 cm

Seeding depth

0 cm

Instructions

The season for this plant has not yet begun. The following instructions are for the beginning season.

Mid of May

Propagating

Mid of May

Thinning

Every numbers.52 Weeks

Mid of May

Cut back

Every numbers.52 Weeks

Description

Lavender is a compact semi-shrub that belongs to the labiates family. Its needle-shaped leaves are gray-green. The perennial has spike-like flowers that bear white or pink to blue-violet small flowers, depending on the variety. The flowers emit a pleasant spicy fragrance that attracts many bees and butterflies. The semi-shrub grows to a height of about 60 cm. Although it occurs naturally on dry warm slopes, there are some hardy varieties.

Origin:

Lavender is native to the coastal regions of the Mediterranean.

Growing tips

Lavender is a heat-loving semi-shrub. Therefore, it likes to stand in a sunny, warm place. It prefers a nutrient-poor soil that is well-drained and does not get wet, especially in winter. If the soil is too wet, the lavender can freeze. To ensure that the half-shrub blooms beautifully every year, you must cut it back regularly. To do this, cut off the withered stems in the fall. The second pruning is done in spring. Here, old woody parts are removed. Otherwise, lavender is very low-maintenance and unpretentious.

Antagonistic Plants

Diseases

No diseases

Pests

No pests