Lavender, French (Lavandula stoechas), packet of 50 seeds, organic

$4.95

Family:  Mint (Lamiaceae)

Hardy to Zones 7 to 11

(Spanish Lavender, French Lavender) Woody perennial native to the Mediterranean, Spain and Morocco.  The densely-packed spikes rise to about 2 feet tall, tufted with purple, petal-like bracts.  They look to me like tiny sails set to the wind. Plants prefer full sun and a dry to mesic, well-drained soil.  Commonly grown in open fields or as landscape plants, mellowing the corners and curbs between buildings, driveways and sidewalks.  They are tough to the sun and should be trimmed back in the fall to prevent large amounts of snow from accumulating on them.  Seed is very hard and will benefit from a brisk scarification with fine sandpaper, followed by sowing on sandy soil in the light, kept moist and cool until germination, which can take 4 to 6 weeks.  Once the seedlings attain sufficient size, transplant them to quarts, grow them on that way for some weeks, with a sharp eye out for snails and slugs, then transplant again up to gallons, always freeing the roots at transplant and using a rich but fast draining mix.  Space plants 2 to 3 feet apart.

50 seeds per packet, certified organically grown

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  1. Question

    Twienne

    Located in USDA hardiness zone 9A, notorious for heat and especially humidity. Will this type of Lavender survive here? Also may I ask what your advice on seed germination (French Lavender) would be? I do have grow lights and hydroponic grow kit, had success with a couple of things including white sage but zero achievements with most of Lavenders, but I always want to grow some lavenders.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Twienne, French lavender is good all the way up to a zone 11 so it is truly a good choice for you. A thick sand much around the crown of the plant is advised. Regarding germination of lavenders, I am not too surprised if a growlight setup doesn’t work. I get much better results with these planting in an area where the temperatures oscillate and there is cool soil. Keep trying, it is not really that hard! Richo

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    Deborah Umiamaka

    Hi is this variety for culinary use?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      the flowers of french lavender are edible and some people like them. When offered a plate of cookies, some with lavender, some plain, I go for the plain, myself…

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    deepa ganeshan (verified owner)

    when should they be sown in DFW area? Thanks

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      Admin Richo Cech

      February or March

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