Herb of the Day for 3/30 is Lavender

Herb of the Day

Lavender

Lavender is the herb of love and chastity. Its aroma is calming and clean. Although Lavender’s home is the mediterranean, it has adapted to live all over the world. Most of the species have crossed. The hybrid varieties yield the most oil. Lavender can germinate from seeds, but will grow easily from cuttings. It must have well-drained soil and enjoy lots of sunlight. Lavender is attractive container, garden or edging plant. The varieties of Lavender require winter protection. English, Spike and Munstead are more winter hardy. Lavender is a “must” for every gardener. There are varieties to suit every climate and every need.