The Main Plant entry for Lavenders (Lavandula)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Uses: Culinary Herb
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Toxicity: Other: can cause allergic reactions
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Other info: Plant lavender seeds beginning in summer and through the fall months. Slow to germinate, lavender seeds require patience. It will take about eight weeks for the seeds to develop enough to transplant to their final location.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Cut tender shoots that are around 2-4 in long with around 3-5 nodes. Avoid woody stems. Cut just below the last node.
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger


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Location: My gardenDate: 2121Spanish Lavender
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Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
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Date: 2014-07-27Photo courtesy of: Maia C
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Photo courtesy of Fir0002/Flagstaffotos, Wikimedia Commons
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Location: Bleu Lavande in Stanstead, QuébecDate: 2014-07-2
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Location: Bleu Lavande in Stanstead, QuébecDate: 2014-07-2
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Location: My garden in KentuckyDate: 2006-06-17
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Location: My garden in KentuckyDate: 2007-07-31#pollination
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Location: Bleu Lavande in Stanstead, Québec Date: 2014-07-2Not at its peak, but still pretty …
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Location: Quad Cities Botanical Gardens in Rock Island, Il,Date: 2008-07-05
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Posted by Sharon (Calvert City, KY - Zone 7a) on Feb 1, 2012 2:03 PM

Lavender is a medicinal plant. Its aroma is not only soothing, but its flowers contain tannin which is its main medicinal property. Lavender flowers have an antiseptic and calming activity; they also produce nerve stimulating effects. They are used in cases of digestive disorder, in hypertension, cardiac affections, headaches, insomnia, melancholia, dizziness or bronchial asthma. All of this can be accomplished by making a tea of the blooms either fresh or dried. In addition, they are beautiful plants.

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Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 20, 2013 8:26 PM

"The most common form in cultivation is the common or English lavender Lavandula angustifolia (formerly named L. officinalis). A wide range of cultivars can be found. Other commonly grown ornamental species are L. stoechas, L. dentata, and L. multifida (Egyptian lavender).

Lavenders flourish best in dry, well-drained, sandy or gravelly soils in full sun. All types need little or no fertilizer and good air circulation. In areas of high humidity, root rot due to fungus infection can be a problem. Organic mulches can trap moisture around the plants' bases, encouraging root rot. Gravelly materials such as crushed rocks give better results.

Commercially the plant is grown mainly for the production of essential oil of lavender. This has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties."

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