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A perennial, evergreen shrub from the Mediterranean, Lavender is cultivated for its wondrously aromatic flower spikes for garden display, culinary use and aromatherapy. Sun-and warmth-loving Lavender is best raised as transplants sown indoors 8 to 10 weeks prior to setting out after the last spring frost date. It must be planted in well-draining soil, for it detests excessive moisture. Add its romantic blooms to biscotti, pound cake, peach jam or crème brûlée (link to Hurricane Restaurants' exquisite Lavender Crème Brûlée recipe below). Bee friendly. Deer resistant. Perennial.

Average seed life: 1 year.

Hidcote Lavender

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Lavandula angustifolia. An historic favorite of British royalty, Hidcote was grown en masse by palace gardeners for brewing with sugar or honey into refreshing drinks. Growing 18" to 24" tall, this easy growing variety has very dense, long, dark purple flower spikes. Besides dream pillows, sachets and Lavender wands, Lavender is great in modern kitchens too! Horticultural zones 4-8. (OP.)

One packet of about 100 seeds
Catalog #6170
  • Buy 10 for $3.30 each and save 10%
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Availability: In stock


Gardening Tips

Lavender Sowing Instructions
Planting Depth
Row Spacing:12”-18”
Seed Spacing:3”-6”
Plant Spacing: 12”

Herbs may be either direct-sown outdoors after the threat of frost has passed, or started indoors for transplanting or container gardening. Herbs require moderately rich, well-draining soil with at least 5 hours of bright sunlight. To start indoors: sow lightly in sterilized seed mix, lightly moisten and cover with plastic wrap until germination takes place. Do not water again until sprouts emerge. Remove plastic wrap once sprouted. Transplant outdoors when the threat of frost has passed. Some perennials like Lavender, Catnip or Savory prefer to be started indoors. Others such as Chives, Sage or Fennel prefer to be direct-sown outside once the soil has warmed. Most herbs dislike chemicals or over-fertilization. Feed lightly with kelp or fish emulsion once seedlings are well established. Keep lightly moist: never wet. Pinch back the plants to avoid flowering and to encourage leaf production.

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