Lavender Set (4 seed packets): Broadleaf, Czech, English & Munstead, organic

$9.90

Family: Mint (Lamiaceae)

Hardy to Zones 5 to 9

Lavenders are among the most delightful of the woody perennials.  They spark memory and nourish the higher spirit.  We offer only heirloom, open-pollinated varieties that produce the highest quality of essential oils.  Lavender prefers a moderate supply of nutrients, calcium, and a well-drained soil.  Mulch with sand. A 2-week period of moist, cold-conditioning prior to sowing in a warm place will improve germination.

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4 full-sized packets of these species lavenders Broadleaf (Lavandula latifolia), Czech (L. angustifolia krajova), English (L. angustifolia vera) & Munstead (L. angustifolia munstead), Certified Organically Grown

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  1. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful
    Richo Cech

    Admin Richo Cech

    More info on growing lavender:
    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 but not particularly cold hardy, and should be trimmed back in the fall to prevent large amounts of snow from accumulating on them.  Gardeners in northern climes will want to pot them up and bring them in for the winter.   Seed is very hard and will benefit from a brisk sandpaper stratification, followed by sowing on sandy soil in the light, kept moist and cool until germination, which can take 4 to 6 weeks.  Seedlings demonstrating healthy color that grow fast indicate a soil of proper porosity, while seedlings that languish and yellow are suffering from cold and poor drainage.  Once the seedlings gain a healthy 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.  Harvest the flowers in early flowering stage, when the calyces are swollen but prior to the die off of the corola and subsequent shift of resources to seed production. Dry the flowering spikes in the shade, turning gently from time to time, until the stems snap when bent.  At this time the plant may be rubbed on a screen and all stem removed from the dried lavender flowers.  Potent. 

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    • Benjamin Dark (verified owner)

      Missed the stratification step and sowed directly outside. Thanks for the tip. I will stratify, sow indoors, and transplant to insure better success. I have had good success with everything else indoors that I have purchased on strictly medinical. I have even have 1 cactus from seed going. Will take advice and add soil gathered from local wild cactus and try to germinate from that.

      Thank you for offering a wide selection of seeds. Comfrey 6/6 rhizomes! Also, you provide some great insight. High praise.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Benjamin,
      It is true I usually start these in a cold greenhouse but I do remember doing them in beds once and it was pretty effective. Had to thin them out like carrots!
      Richo

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