The lavenders are a genus of 39 species of flowering plants
in the mint family, Lamiacea. Flowers are borne in whorls,
held on spikes rising above the foliage. Flowers may be blue,
violet or lilac.
Lavender is a perennial herb.
Other Names: Lavendula, English lavender,
Broad-leaf Lavender, Grande Lavander, True Lavender
Descriptions: Lavender grows in thick
clumps with spiers of blooming tiny flowers.
Size: Lavender grows 24" - 30" tall.
Symbolism: Lavender sybmolizes devotion,
Grow Details: Lavender is an easy to grow
perennial herb, in addition to it's showy flowers,
lavender has a variety of uses.
Soil Type: Sandy,
Loam or Gravelly
Soil PH: PH 6.5-7.5
Water: Standard - Drought Tolerant
Light: Full Sun
Grow Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Height: Lavender grows 24" - 30"
Flower Colors: Purple, Blue, White
Propagation: Propagate Lavender by
seed, cuttings, layering, division or separation
Division/Transplants: Lavender should
be divided every few years.
Blooming Period: June to September
Herbal Remedy Properties: Lavender has
been used homeopathically to relieve anxiety,
nervousness, and physical symptoms caused by stress
such as tension headaches, migraine, palpitations,
and insomnia. Lavender tea is effective in soothing
for colds, coughs, asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia,
flu, tonsillitis, and laryngitis.
Native Area: Lavender is native to Cape
Verde, the Canary Islands, southern Europe across
to northern and eastern Africa, the Mediterranean,
south west Asia to south east India.
Other: In ancient times lavender was used
for mummification and perfume by the Egyptian's,
Phoenicians, and peoples of Arabia.
Lavender has been used for years in perfumes.
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