'Lavender Lady' (L. angustifolia), was a 1994 All-America Selections winner.
It grows easily from seed and, if started in February, will have a fast growing attractive blooming plant the first summer. This will sail through most winters but the economy of seed allows those in climates too hot or too cold to have an affordable abundance of lavender plants that can be treated as an annual.
Lavender only needs three things:
* Sunlight 6 to 8 hours per day.
*Well-drained soil. More lavender dies from wet roots than any other cause.
* Alkaline soil. I recommend crushed oyster shell. It's slow release, 100% natural and lightens heavy or clay soil.
Whether you treat lavender like an annual or perennial depends on your location, both the zone and garden placement. Consider planting lavender in a container that you can shelter from the wettest and coldest days.
*prior to planting keep seeds at 40-45F for 3-4 weeks;
*germination temp 70F;
*days to germinate: 14-21;
*cover seeds lightly.
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