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Lavandula angustifolia 10-15cm

Lavandula angustifolia 10-15cm

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Lavandula angustifolia, commonly known as English Lavender or True Lavender, is a fragrant and ornamental herb that's cherished for its aromatic foliage and lavender-blue flowers. This perennial herb belongs to the Lamiaceae family and is native to the Mediterranean region, although it's now grown in various parts of the world. English Lavender typically forms compact, bushy mounds of silvery-gray to green foliage. The leaves are narrow, linear, and highly aromatic, producing a delightful scent when touched. In summer, it produces spikes of fragrant, tubular flowers in shades of lavender-blue, though there are cultivars with pink, white, or purple flowers. These flowers are not only beloved for their beauty but also for their culinary and aromatic uses, including essential oil production. English Lavender is a favorite in gardens, where it attracts pollinators like bees and butterflies, and is highly valued for its medicinal, culinary, and cosmetic applications.

Cultivation:

  1. Climate: English Lavender thrives in temperate climates. It is hardy in USDA zones 5-8 but can be grown in cooler or warmer zones with appropriate care.

  2. Sunlight: Plant your Lavandula angustifolia in a location that receives full sun. It requires abundant sunlight for healthy growth and prolific flowering.

  3. Soil: Provide well-draining, sandy or loamy soil with good moisture retention. English Lavender prefers slightly alkaline to neutral soil with a pH range of 6.5 to 7.5.

  4. Watering: Water your plant moderately, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. Lavender is drought-tolerant once established, so avoid overwatering, which can lead to root rot.

  5. Mulching: Apply a layer of gravel or organic mulch around the base of the plant to retain soil moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weeds. Keep mulch away from the plant's crown.

  6. Fertilization: Lavandula angustifolia doesn't require heavy fertilization. A light application of a balanced fertilizer in early spring can provide essential nutrients.

  7. Pruning: Prune your English Lavender after flowering to maintain its shape and remove spent flower spikes. Pruning can also help prevent the plant from becoming leggy.

  8. Pests and Diseases: Lavender is relatively resistant to pests and diseases. However, watch for issues like aphids or root rot, and address them promptly if they appear.

  9. Spacing: When planting multiple Lavandula angustifolia plants, space them 30-60 centimeters (12-24 inches) apart to allow for their mature size and to create an attractive grouping.

  10. Propagation: You can propagate English Lavender from cuttings taken in late spring or early summer. Plant the cuttings in well-draining soil or a suitable rooting medium.

Lavandula angustifolia, English Lavender, is a versatile and beloved herb, cherished for its aromatic leaves and fragrant flowers. Whether you're cultivating it for culinary, medicinal, aromatic, or ornamental purposes, it's a delightful addition to any garden. With proper care and attention to its specific requirements, it can thrive and become a cherished component of your garden or landscape, enhancing both its beauty and functionality.

 

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 10-15cm

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