Growing Lavender Herb Seed
- Days to Maturity: Perennial
- Hardiness Zone: 5-8
- Planting Depth: Sprinkle on top of soil
- Plant Spacing: 2-3’
- Growth Habit: Upright/Bush
- Soil Preference: Light, well-drained and moderately rich
- Temp Preference: Warm
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Color: Silver-green foliage with light-purple flowers
- Flavor: Earthy, floral with mint
Sowing and Growing
Sow seeds indoors in late winter due to a long germination period. Once your seed is up, don’t over water. Give a strong light source. Transplant outside in full sun. Too much water can slow growth. Make sure to leave the ground unmulched. In humid areas, space plants for maximum air flow. Once your lavender blooms, cut off the spent flowers. Leave pruning for spring after growth has begun.
Harvest flower spikes while still in the bud stage when the color is fixed but before the flowers open. Foliage may be snipped for drying anytime. Dry small bundles of lavender for use in sachets and sleep pillows. Fresh lavender spikes can be added to cut flowers for its subtle fragrance and understated beauty.
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