350 seeds $2.50
Lavandula angustifolia 'Vera'
Lavender 'Vera' is the original species of English lavender. It's also the hardiest. It begins blooming in mid summer with tall wands of lavender-blue flowers that have a wonderful fragrance. Lavender 'Vera' is great for cutting or potpourri. It's considered the best variety for culinary, cosmetic, medicinal and aromatherapy uses. In the garden, the flowers attract butterflies, bees and beneficial insects. Lavandula angustifolia 'Vera' is an evergreen, shrubby perennial. It is drought tolerant, and it thrives in poor, well-drained soil. Space plants at least 24" apart, unless you are growing a hedge, in which case the plants should be spaced 18" apart. Prune in late summer after the flowers fade.
Also known as True English Lavender or Old English Lavender. Native to the Mediterranean. Deer resistant. Hardy in zones 5-10.
Sowing Lavender 'Vera' Seeds
Start seeds indoors in late winter. Barely cover the seeds, then refrigerate for 3 weeks. Full sun. Well-drained soil. Spacing 24".
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