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How to plant and cultivate lavender?

How to plant and cultivate lavender?


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The characteristics of lavender

  • Type: flower and flowering plant
  • Height: from 0 to 30 cm, from 30 to 60 cm, from 60 to 80 cm, from 80 cm to 1 m, from 1 to 2 m
  • Flower colors: purple, purple, blue
  • Desired exposure: sunny
  • Type of soil: normal, well drained, poor
  • Foliage: persistent
  • sanitizer: no
  • variety: Lavandula angustifolia, Lavandula latifolia, Lavandula x intermedia, Lavandula stoechas, Lavandulas viridis

Origins and peculiarities of lavender

Native to the west of the Mediterranean basin, the lavender is a dicotyledonous shrub belonging to the lamiaceae family, known for its mauve or purple flowers with a very fragrant scent.

Harvesting takes place from the end of June to the end of August, preferably in the morning. Lavender can be stored for a long time in a dry place and protected from the sun, in small bouquets for example. These can be kept in small bags to protect from dust.

Lavender can also be planted in the ground in a garden (in a clump, on the edge, in isolated planting, as ground cover), but also in pots or tubs to decorate and embalm a balcony or terrace.
 

Uses of lavender

Its flowering period, between May and August, will deliver a number of scents that make lavender one of the plants most used in perfumery. Lavender is thus used to flavor all types of products (soaps, detergents, detergent, etc.) and is used as a base for the preparation of perfumes. Can be dried, lavender flowers are quite resistant and retain their aromas for a long time. They are also widely used in bouquets or rotten pots after harvest.

In addition to its fragrant qualities, lavender also has soothing properties and antiseptics. Lavender flowers can also be stored at room temperature for use in herbal tea, for example.
Finally, lavender is a honey plant, therefore much sought after by bees. In a garden, planted next to roses, lavender is second to none to ward off parasites such as aphids. Convenient !
 

Lavender plantation


Quite easy to cultivate, lavender requires a lot of sunshine and a soil which can be poor, but drained. Planting takes place in the fall and spring. In open ground, it is necessary not to separate the feet more than 20 to 30 cm to obtain a well-furnished hedge. A planting hole twice the diameter of the root ball is enough. Abundant watering is recommended after planting. Lavender can reach up to 1 meter high depending on the variety.
 

Lavender care

Good news: lavender cultivation is particularly simple and does not require major maintenance. Just plan a winter veil in the wettest regions.
 

Lavender size

Whether planted in your garden or in pots, the size of lavender is essential. However, only wood with foliage can be cut to see lavender regrowth. Carry out a first pruning of the softwood at the end of winter and a second after flowering, at the end of summer in order to give it a nice rounded shape.
 

Enemies and pests of lavender

Another excellent news: if you cultivate your lavender in optimal conditions (good sunshine, dry and drained soil, heat), there is very little risk that your lavender plants are affected by any disease or attacked by parasites!
 



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  1. Ichabod

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