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LAVANDER angustifolia Vera

English Lavender

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Family: Lamiaceae

Subfamily: Nepetoideae

Characteristics: Shrub 1.5 m spread 1 m

Seeds per packet: 100

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A strongly aromatic shrub with lavender coloured flowers occurring as spikes 2-8 cm long on top of slender stem 10-30cm above to foliage.

English lavender is commonly grown as an ornamental plant and is popular for its colourful flowers, its fragrance and its ability to survive with low water consumption.

Western Mediterranean region.

Prefers a light to medium well-drained soil in an open sunny position, drought and frost tolerant.

Although seed can be sown most of the year in Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C for this species.

  1. Sow seed on surface of a porous seed raising mix.
  2. Sprinkle a light covering of the seed raising mix over the seed to hold the seed in place. Do not bury seed too deeply as they require a degree of light of germinate.
  3. Water with fine mist spray to avoid disturbance of the seed.
  4. Place in a warm shaded or semi shaded position to avoid dying out.
  5. Keep warm & moist, avoid drying out or waterlogging the growing mix.
  6. Germination generally occurs in around 14-28 days in the right condition.

General note: Seeds of many natives are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.

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