Lavandula angustifolia (vera)
This is the tall, old-fashioned, wonderfully fragrant lavender that is an extremely valuable and easy to use household herb, an important ingredient in fragrance sachets and potpourris, an excellent cut and dried flower for arrangements, and a most useful component of innumerable craft projects. Perennial in USDA zone 5 and warmer, and an annual in colder climates. Plants grow up to 24″-36″ tall and produce small purple flowers that bloom in summer. Prefers full sun exposure. Attracts pollinators and is deer resistant. Botanical Interests’® English Tall Lavender Seeds have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
Outdoors: Sow 4-6 weeks before your average last frost date, as soon as soil can be worked, or late fall in any climate.
Indoors: Sow 10-12 weeks before your average last frost date. Transplant seedlings after average last frost.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.