English Lavender (Lavandula Angustifloria) is a perennial herb well known for it’s calming fragrance and beautiful color. Dried lavender is widely used in potpourri or sachets keeping drawers and closets smelling lovely. Given the right environment, lavender will thrive for many years to come.
Three elements are important in starting and growing lavender — temperature, water and light. Get them right and you will have the best chance for a bountiful harvest.
While you should follow the instructions that come with your product, here are some general directions and tips.
Planting Depth: 1/8" (3mm)
Germination Temperature: 70-80°F/21-26 ̊C
Germination: 14 - 45 Days
Blooms: 1-2 years
1) Chose suitable environment. Lavender requires constant air temperatures between 70-80°F/21-26 ̊C to sprout. Pick a spot with warm temperature, good air circulation and bright sunlight or using a plant light.
2) Moisten potting mix. Moist, not wet and soupy.
3) Place seeds on top of surface of potting mix. Leave a little space between seeds. (Tip: save some of the seeds in the seed packet to use again if your first try fails). Lavender seeds need light to germinate. Cover the seeds with just dusting of potting mix. It is Ok if seeds are still partially visible.
4) Water, keeping potting mix lightly moist. Check moisture daily. Keep in sunlight or use plant light. Germination should happen within 30 days but in some instances Lavender can take up to 3 months to sprout! Patience is required.
5) When lavender sprouts, it will like a blade of grass. Eventually the seedling will develop needle-like lavender leaves. Tranplant seedlings when they have several leaves per plant. In their first year, lavender plants tend not to be very impressive, but by the second year you should see lots of blooms on a larger plant. Lavender needs well-drained, lean soil to grow successfully. Also lavender prefers tight spots. For example, when transplanting to a container, pick one that is just a 3-4 inches in diameter at first. Too large of pot usually results in too much dampness in the soil, which will kill lavender quickly. Finally, Lavender needs bright sunlight, hot temperatures.
6) Check resources online for more information on growing and caring for Lavender in your climate/area.
Plant growth and results vary depending on care, pruning and environment such as water, temperature, time of year and climate. Please monitor water, temperature and light with care.
Growth requires sunlight or a grow light. Other light sources will not work.
While Noted’s products are designed and assembled for growing success, not all seeds provided will germinate. This is part of nature! So when planting your seeds, you may wish to save some of the seeds to try again if germination fails.