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Lavender is a perennial flowering plant. Known for it’s bluish-purple flowers above slender, aromatic, grey-green leaves. Widely used in cooking for soups, stews and salads or it’s fresh or dried flowers are used to make tea. The fresh flowers can be crystallized or added to james and ice cream.

Appearance: Bluish-purple flowers  

Latin Name: Lavandula officinalis

Name: Lavender Munstead Blue

Variety: Fragrant flower  

Quantity: 200 seeds

Plant size: Height 45cm, width 60cm

Container size: Height 30cm, width 30cm

Sowing: Indoor March-April, Outdoors April-June

Timing: Germination 20-40 days, harvesting 90-120 days

Spacing: When sowing 3-5cm, when transplanting 20-30cm

Growing: Full sun, regular, allow to dry out, well-drained, fertile and moist soil, addition of fertilizer is not necessary  

Caring: Lavender seeds are slow to germinate and will require warm temperatures.      

Supporting: Attracts bees, butterflies and birds

Pests: It is said to repel mice  

Harvesting: Cut back the stalks after the flowers have faded. Leave the foliage over winter and trim back in April, taking care not to cut into old wood     

Medicinal: Lavender has many health benefits such as reducing anxiety and improving sleep     

Eating: Lavender can be used in sweets as infused sugar, or in meals, lightly toasted

Companion plant: Thyme, oregano, nepeta, borage, chamomile, nigella

All seeds come in robust packaging with seeding/growing instructions.