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Practical Horticulture for Busy People.
About This Plant...
Genus and species:Lavandula angustifolia
Height and width:18-36 inches high; 24 inches wide
Location and soil:sun or partial shade; moist, well-drained soil
Uses:dried leaves and flowers in cosmetics, potpourris, and sachets
Propagation methods:seeds and cuttings
Time needed to reach transplant size:8-12 weeks
When to transplant to garden:1-2 weeks before last spring frost
When to sow outdoors:1-2 weeks before last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time:
Days to maturity:60 days
Spacing between plants:18 inches
Spacing between rows:18 inches
Harvest:just before the last flowers on the flower spikes have opened, cut stems and hang them upside down in bunches in a warm, airy place to dry, then remove leaves and flowers (or store spikes whole) in an airtight jar
Growing tips:flowers are very fragrant and make good landscape plants when planted in groups