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 - 18 weeks
- Grows best in temperatures between 18 - 30 °C / 64 - 86 °F.
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.
- Lavender's scent is locked in its leaves and stems, not in flowers. So, no need to wait for it to bloom to have an excuse to use it. Either in cooking or just for decoration.
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.
If planted outdoors, lavender will attract bees and butterflies! It'll be a pretty sight and you'll be performing an act of kindness to wildlife.