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Lavender Provence

Lavender Provence

  • Features: Ornamental herb with aromatic qualities. Used for cosmetics and perfumes. Flowers are borne in whorls. This fragrant plant has gray-green foliage with blue-violet blooms. Durable and drought-resistant.
  • Light: Plant in full sun.
  • Soil and water: Prefers well drained but still moist. Water as needed.
  • Spacing: Space 45cm (18") apart.
  • Height: Grows 50-60cm (20-24") in height.
  • Growing tips: Avoid planting in soggy areas. Thrives in hot humid climate. Benefits from organic materials such as compost. Avoid soils with high PH balance.
  • Garden use: Containers, herb and flower beds.
  • Culinary use: Produces honey. Flowers are typically candied as cake decorations. Used in baked goods, desserts and French cuisine. Sometimes paired with sheep and goat-milk cheeses. Also used for aroma sachets and potpourri. Lavender gives off a beautiful scent.
Plants should be pruned annually after bloom. Ready for harvest as soon as flowers become vivid in color. Cut on dry days after morning dew has dissipated. A haven for bees.

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