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Vera Lavender Seeds

Lavandula angustifolia

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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Refrigerate the English lavender seeds for a month before planting. Plant them just below the surface in soil that drains well, and keep them at a temperature of 60-64 degrees F. Keep the soil moist with a spray bottle to prevent over watering, and shield them from the hottest sun. Germination may take up to a month, and plants will reach a suitable size for transplanting in about 6 months; transplanting can take place either in late spring or fall. Transplant them to bigger pots as carefully as possible to avoid disturbing the roots. Lavender plants prefer full sun and soil that drains well, even rocky or sandy soil. Plant them 24-36" apart in rows 30-36" apart to allow enough space for growth. With proper handling, English lavender seeds can grow in containers; lavender also makes an excellent hedge that attracts birds, bees, and butterflies and repels deer and rabbits.

Growing: The proper amount of moisture is crucial to young lavender plants. Too much water is deadly, but until they are established they need soil that is fairly moist. Mature plants can tolerate drought conditions, but must not become dehydrated. Mulching the plants with gravel or small shells can be helpful to absorb heat and control weeds; being a Mediterranean plant, lavender loves rocky soil. In the plant's first year of growth, pruning the flowers that appear will help it to grow healthy roots and foliage. Mature plants also benefit from yearly, careful pruning.

Harvesting: The best time to harvest lavender is in the morning after the dew has dried. For drying, harvest stalks with just a few buds open; at this stage the fragrant oils have reached their peak. For fresh use, harvest stalks with more of the buds open. Dry bundles of lavender upside down in a cool, dark place for a week or more; to save the buds, strip them from the stalks.

Seed Saving: In the late summer, the flowers will fade and the seeds begin to develop. Remove the stalks individually as they begin to dry and the seeds mature, and spread them out to finish drying away from direct sunlight. Thresh them to remove the seed. Store the seed in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: English Lavender, Garden Lavender, Common Lavender, Narrow-Leaved Lavender

Latin Name: Lavandula angustifolia

Species Origin: Mediterranean

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Warm Season

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 28,000

Planting Method: From Transplant

Height: 24 Inches

Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Honeybees, Attracts Butterflies, Aromatic

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Global Rating: 1.00 from 1 reviews
Vera Lavender Seeds 1.0

Review By Robin

Bad germination

I tested gemination of around 20 seeds and only 2 seeds came up. Sooo disappointed with quality of this seed.

RESPONSE FROM STEVE:

Lavender seeds need some wet/cold time in the fridge to germinate well. The current lot of Lavender seeds that we have was lab tested at 83% Germination, so there is nothing wrong with the seeds. This is why they need to be sprouted according to the "How to Grow" section below.

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Add beauty and fragrance to your herb garden with this variety of English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), and attract bees, butterflies, and/or birds! Lavender is used for drying for use in sachets and potpourris and is also popular in perfumes. English lavender seeds grow plants 18 to 36" tall and produce a profusion of lilac-purple flowers on silvery foliage.
Vera Lavender, the original species of English lavender, has fragrant flowers that dry well and neat, bushy growth. It is also one of the hardiest of all lavenders. Originally growing wild in the mountains of the Mediterranean region, lavender is one of the most versatile of herbs; in addition to its myriad medicinal uses, it is commonly used for cosmetic, aromatherapy, culinary, and decorative purposes. In ancient Egypt it was used as a perfume and as an essential ingredient in incense, while the Greeks and Romans scented their bath water with its fragrant petals. In medieval times, lavender protected sickrooms from insects and infection as well as being an ingredient in smelling salts. Rene Gattefosse, one of the first scientists to research aromatherapy, found that applying lavender essential oil greatly improved the healing of burns. Today there are about 20 main species of Lavandula angustifolia with hundreds of variations; countries all over the world produce lavender commercially, mostly for use in essential oil for decorative purposes.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Refrigerate the English lavender seeds for a month before planting. Plant them just below the surface in soil that drains well, and keep them at a temperature of 60-64 degrees F. Keep the soil moist with a spray bottle to prevent over watering, and shield them from the hottest sun. Germination may take up to a month, and plants will reach a suitable size for transplanting in about 6 months; transplanting can take place either in late spring or fall. Transplant them to bigger pots as carefully as possible to avoid disturbing the roots. Lavender plants prefer full sun and soil that drains well, even rocky or sandy soil. Plant them 24-36" apart in rows 30-36" apart to allow enough space for growth. With proper handling, English lavender seeds can grow in containers; lavender also makes an excellent hedge that attracts birds, bees, and butterflies and repels deer and rabbits.

Growing: The proper amount of moisture is crucial to young lavender plants. Too much water is deadly, but until they are established they need soil that is fairly moist. Mature plants can tolerate drought conditions, but must not become dehydrated. Mulching the plants with gravel or small shells can be helpful to absorb heat and control weeds; being a Mediterranean plant, lavender loves rocky soil. In the plant's first year of growth, pruning the flowers that appear will help it to grow healthy roots and foliage. Mature plants also benefit from yearly, careful pruning.

Harvesting: The best time to harvest lavender is in the morning after the dew has dried. For drying, harvest stalks with just a few buds open; at this stage the fragrant oils have reached their peak. For fresh use, harvest stalks with more of the buds open. Dry bundles of lavender upside down in a cool, dark place for a week or more; to save the buds, strip them from the stalks.

Seed Saving: In the late summer, the flowers will fade and the seeds begin to develop. Remove the stalks individually as they begin to dry and the seeds mature, and spread them out to finish drying away from direct sunlight. Thresh them to remove the seed. Store the seed in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: English Lavender, Garden Lavender, Common Lavender, Narrow-Leaved Lavender

Latin Name: Lavandula angustifolia

Species Origin: Mediterranean

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Warm Season

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 28,000

Planting Method: From Transplant

Height: 24 Inches

Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Honeybees, Attracts Butterflies, Aromatic

Reviews

1.00
Global Rating: 1.00 from 1 reviews
Vera Lavender Seeds 1.0

Review By Robin

Bad germination

I tested gemination of around 20 seeds and only 2 seeds came up. Sooo disappointed with quality of this seed.

RESPONSE FROM STEVE:

Lavender seeds need some wet/cold time in the fridge to germinate well. The current lot of Lavender seeds that we have was lab tested at 83% Germination, so there is nothing wrong with the seeds. This is why they need to be sprouted according to the "How to Grow" section below.

Add your review of this product