Seed Tape Lavender - Seed

Lavandula angustifolia 
Seed Tape Lavender

For a fragrant garden, patio or decking!

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is just a joy, all year round. Lavender not only looks good, it smells wonderful too! The lilac colour and delightful scent are reminiscent of the French countryside, creating a holiday atmosphere in the garden. Lavender will thrive in a sunny spot and looks lovely as hedging or as a border plant. Great combined with roses!
Length of seed tape 7.5 meters (approximately 700 seeds).
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Planting and flowering details
  • Planting
  • The lavender seed tape needs no prior treatment and are therefore ready to use.

    Sowing in the garden, preferably choose a spot in full sun from March to June. Loosen the soil with a fork to at least 30 cm deep. Draw a furrow 1 cm deep and label the row. Lay the seed tape and cut off at the correct length. Do not cover the tape with soil (lavender requires light to germinate). Sprinkle the seed tape with water. For multiple rows sow at 30 cm apart.  

    These seedlings are sensitive to frost. Any signs of frost, protect the plants with garden fleece.

    Lavender thrives best planted in dry, humus rich soil, in a sunny spot. The lavender needs a minimum planting distance of 35 cm apart (as they can grow to a maximum width of 50 cm per plant). This provides enough space to create beautiful hedging.

    Lavender combined with roses

    Lavender is the sort of shrub that will grow to 1.5 metres if you never prune it! For maximum flowering you need to cut back sharply every 2-3 years. This keeps the plant alive and strong. Lavendula angustifolia is also hardy.
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  • Care
  • Water more often during dry periods. Keep the plot weed-free and it will help the lavender plants to thrive well. They make few demands - but they do not like wet feet. They even do well in rather poor soil. From June (2nd year) they will bloom until the frost.

    With proper maintenance of the lavender bush you will always enjoy a flourishing, beautiful compact shrub. Prune the shrub twice a year. In the spring after the winter, between mid-March and early April - prune back to 10 to 15 cm above the ground.

    Prune after flowering

    The second pruning should take place after the flowering period, between August and October. During this pruning, remove the faded flowers by cutting them off. The branches can also be trimmed.


    Harvesting
    Although most people grow lavender for the show of flowers - both the flowers and the leaves can be eaten. Harvest lavender during the flowering period by cutting off the florets. If using them in the kitchen use them as fresh as possible.

    Lavender is also stunning used in a dry bouquet! They are best harvested late afternoon. Cut the stems before the flowers open. Make small bunches of lavender and tie them together. Dry the lavender off in a dry, well-ventilated place.
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  • Specifics
  • The best time to start pruning is when the plants are still young. As they mature they can be pruned back by 1/3rd. Prune at least once a year, but never cut back into old wood. For maximum flowering you need to cut back sharply every 2-3 years. This keeps the plant alive and strong. Lavendula angustifolia is also hardy.

    Lavender has long been used in the manufacture of perfume and fragrances.
    Lavender is a plant that attracts bees and also has medicinal benefits - it has soothing and antiseptic properties. Lavender honey is a must to try it is delicious!

    How to use
    The flowers and leaves can be used for many purposes, for example in salads – only use your own grown lavender so that you know the origin of the flower. There are lots of recipes on the Internet, for instance, lavender sorbet or lavender biscuits. A sprig of lavender can also be used for making tea. Lavender is, strangely enough, good in both sweet as non sweet dishes.

    Lavender can be harvested during the flowering period to make wonderful bunches of either fresh or dry flowers. It is best to harvest at the end of the afternoon. Cut off the stems of the lavender bush before the flowers actually open and organize them into small bunches. Tie each bunch together with a rubber band and hang them in a dry place with good air circulation and away from sunlight.

    A bunch of lavender in the vase makes a lovely summer bouquet!

    Dried lavender is wonderful as an air freshener in the room or in the linen closet - it will fill the space with the lovely scent of lavender.
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  • Extra information
  • Latin name Lavandula angustifolia 
    Guarantee 100% growth and flowering guarantee
    Color Blue
    Light preference full sun
    Scented deliciously scented
    Flowers for cutting yes
    Flowering period July - September
    Growing height50 cm
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