This essential herb bears fragrant grey-green, needlelike foliage and spikes of violet-blue flowers. Also known as True lavender, this Mediterranean native is highly valued for cutting and drying, as well as the aromatic fragrance and eSeed Savers Exchangential oils it produces.
- Perennial plant in zones 5-9
- Plants grow to 12-20 inches
- Short spikes of violet-blue flowers
- Good for cutting, drying, and essential oils
This variety works for:
- Dried flower buds
Lavender flowers are very attractive to bees and can be used to impart a subtle flavor to honey. The flower buds can also be added to herbal teas and desserts.
Try adding flower buds to desserts with dark chocolate, vanilla scones, or cranberry dishes. Lavender can also be paired with honey and soft cheeses.
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors just beneath surface of soil. Success is greatly improved if seeds are placed with soil into a plastic bag and refrigerated for 4-6 weeks. Once removed from refrigeration, place in an area that is between 55- 65°F. Plant out after the danger of frost has passed in late spring. Prefers well-drained, somewhat poor soil and is tolerant of drought.
- Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before last frost
- Germination: 15-45 Days
- Plant Outdoors: 18-24” Apart
- Light: Full Sun
Ratings & Reviews
by Lavender farmer
I have been growing lavender, from seed, for several years, very successfully!
Last year (2020) I decided to purchase lavender seeds here, for my 2020 lavender plants.
(This was my first time purchasing here)
I bought 4 packs of seeds (Hidcote & English), that’s over 600 lavender seeds, and only 10 seeds sprouted.
I promise you, that is NOT an exaggeration!
Over 600 seeds and only 10 sprouted!
I am normally not one to write reviews but I feel as if this needs to be said.
I am extremely disappointed!
Seed Savers Response: Sorry to hear about your seeds not germinating in 2021. All of our seeds are germination tested by an outside company, as required by law, to meet minimum germination standards. Still, issues do happen and we understand that. Please reach out to our customer service dept for a replacement for the seeds that did not germinate. https://www.seedsavers.org/contact
Beautiful fragrant flowers
I grew lavender plants for the first time last year. The seeds germinated well and the plants are very healthy and pretty. I started them indoors & transplanted them in about a 5 gallon nursery pots. Towards the end of summer, we transplanted them into our garden beds. I covered them with long leaf pine needles when it started getting cold outside. I read not to cut off the dead looking part until after new growth. I noticed the plants started greening up, so I didn’t cut anything off. Most of the whole plants greened up. Where there were flowers last year are beginning to bloom again on what I thought was dead. I found the best way to take care of these aromatic beautiful plants is to leave them alone. I did sprinkle organic fertilizer around the plants & they are thriving beautifully. I’m glad I decided to grow more over the winter. Now we have more. I’m going to try making a lavender sugar scrub.