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The robust smell and diverse shades of purple, blue, soft pink and white flowers, learn how to grow lavender in this article.
Lavender is a must grow old world plant. Every garden should have at least a few bushes of this beautiful, fragrant herb (if possible). Also, growing lavender is easy, however, there are some basic requirements and tips that must be fulfilled.
Usually, lavender blooms from June to September. Growing on long, thin stalks its flowers sway gently in the wind, spreading intoxicating aroma. An additional advantage is its slightly mossy and serrated silvery foliage that looks marvelous in landscaping.
Requirements For Growing Lavender
All lavender varieties like full sun and, light well-drained slightly alkaline soil. Clay-rich waterlogged soil is harmful to lavender. Lavender does not tolerate competition. If it is planted densely, it doesn’t grow well. The plant requires good air circulation too.
3 Most Popular Varieties of Lavender
Lavandula Angustifolia (English lavender) – Grows to a height of 70 cm during the flowering time and about 50 cm without flowers, creating a rounded dome. It can be planted in intervals, or as a hedge, over which beneficial insects swarm and wonderful aroma wafts from it. This lavender variety grows well in the cold climate (USDA Zones 5-8).