Lavender Plant Wiki

 

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia, officinalis, vera, spica) is a member of the Lamiaceae family – the family of mint, rosemary, sage and basil. Lavender is a perennial plant that can live up to 20 years, if the conditions are optimum. It is a beautiful aromatic shrub with average height of 2 feet (60 cm). It produces purple flowers, which contain high levels of essential oil. The essential oil of lavender is recognized globally as a respected commodity. It has several medicinal and other uses. It is of very low toxicity, while showing remarkable antiseptic and antimicrobial action. The flowers of lavender are very rich in nectar and attract bees and other pollinators. After being cut and dried, lavender flowers are used in the aromatic fragrance industry. Lavender plants are also grown as ornamental.

Mediterranean countries (Italy, France, Spain) have long tradition in growing lavender. Nowadays, countries such as USA, Canada, Japan Australia and New Zealand are also considerable commercial lavender producers.

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1.) Lavender Plant Information

2.) How to grow Lavender at home

3.) Growing Lavender for Profit

4.) Lavender Growing Conditions

5.) Sowing Lavender – Seeding Rate – Number of Lavender Plants per Hectare

6.) Lavender Water Requirements

7.) Lavender Fertilizer Requirements

8.) Lavender Pruning

9.) Lavender Weed Control

10.) Lavender Harvest

11.) Lavender Essential Oil Yield

12.) Q&As Lavender Plant

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