English Lavender is an wonderfully aromatic herb that produces deep lavender blue flowers from late spring until summer. Use English Lavender for accent plantings, borders and in dried arrangements or pot pourrie. Lavender's dried flowers and leaves help repel moths and can be used in sachets.
Exposure: Lavender prefers full sun but will tolerate part shade. Plant 18-24" (46-61 cm.) apart.
Type: Perennial in zones 6-9.
Water: Drought tolerant
Growth: Grows 18 to 30" tall.

Propogation: If planting outside from seeds, you can sow them from late fall to early spring in any climate. The seeds will benefit from winter cold. Plant the seeds about 1/8" deep and 1" apart. When plants are 1-2" tall, thin them to 12" between plants.
If planting inside from seeds, start them 8 to 10 weeks before the last frost. Plants will begin to emerge 3 to 5 weeks after planting. Transplant the seedlings outside after the last frost.

History: English Lavender is thought to be a descendant of the lavender that was first brought to England by the Romans. Lavender was one of several herbs that were carried and planted by the Roman armies as they traveled. Lavender was prized for its fragrance, insect repellant qualities and medical benefits.
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