LAVENDER Munstead Strain, Lavandula angustifolia
Tender Perennial-Permanent Plant - Height 14 to 16 inches
Colorful herb and landscape perennial. Highly scented, lavender-blue flowers. Both leaves and flowers can be dried to use in sachets, soaps, potpourri and perfumes. Use cut flowers in arrangements. Lavender matures at the end of second year.
Special Directions For Short Season Climates
SOWING: Cover seeds with 1/8 inch of fine soil firmed down. Seed indoors from late winter, or sow carefully outdoors late spring through summer in a location that will be undisturbed.
SPACING: Leave about 18 to 24 inches between established plants.
TRANSPLANTING: Carefully transplant from flats or pots to the garden when seedlings are well established.
GERMINATION: Three to four weeks indoors. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Plant in sunny location with well drained soil. Mature plants thrive on a certain amount of neglect. Cut flowers when fully open. Hang them upside down in a shady well ventilated place. Allow 2 to 3 weeks for drying.