Lavender also called Lavandula is a flowering species, which is known for its beneficial properties. It is commonly grown as an ornamental plant. Lavender has the special sweet fragrance and the foliage stands out in the garden with small green silvery spike-like leaves. It produces pinkish purple color flowers on long slender, leafless stems.These aromatic subshrubs are popular in herb gardens as well as in the perennial border
Planting & Care
Sunlight: Lavender appreciates bright light. Place them near sunspot or near a window where the light is more prominent.
Soil: Lavender prefers well-drained, especially during the winters. A good quality soil containing sand or gravel is best suited.
Water: In the summer plants in pots will need frequent watering, but remember to be careful not to waterlog lavender.
Fertilizer: Lavenders do well on poor soils and need little fertilizer, we just add a sprinkling of potash around the base of the plant in the late summer and spring. Do not add high nitrogen feeds or manure this can cause the plants to grow tall and weak.
Temperature: They like summer temperatures and become dormant during winters. 50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
Pruning: remove the flowering stalks from the bush for better blooming.