A member of the mint family, lavender has aroma so fantastic, you’ll want to break out in song Sound-of-Music-style. Lavender's oil is known to have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Use your lavender in baked goods or simply keep it around to whip your decor into shape.
Sprouts in: 1 - 2 weeks
Full size in: 4 - 8 weeks
Enjoy for: 4 - 17 weeks
Lavender can be a bit slow to germinate. Usually germinates in 2 weeks.
Cutting is the key for great lavender growing. Remove all high shoots and try to sculpt it like a bonsai when it’s full grown, in about 80 days after planting.
If you want your Lavender to flower - don´t cut it. But feel free to cut it back after flowering, new growth and flower stems will appear soon. This way you can keep your Lavender fresh up to 4 months.
If you get tired of lavender and need space for new pods, you may replant Lavender plants to bigger containers or why not to flower beds outdoors, even in hardy climates.
Lavender is known to attract butterflies.