The smell alone makes this awesome. Lavandula angustifolia (lavender or English lavender, though not native to England; also garden lavender,  common lavender, true lavender, narrow-leaved lavender), formerly l. Officinalis, is a flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, native to the western Mediterranean, primarily the Pyrenees and other mountains in northern Spain. Lavender is a wonderfully fragrant herb whose dried leaves and flowers are often used in floral arrangements, sachets, and potpourris. Lavender is used in baked goods and other deserts and the flowers are even used as decorations on cakes. The flowers are also popularly used in teas to give a relaxing scent and flavor. Lavender also boasts countless medicinal properties. The birds, bees, and butterflies also recognize this as a nectar rich favorite! Bloom time: late spring – early summer. Hardiness zone: 4 – 9. Light requirements: sun – part shade . . . Soil / water: average.
- Lavender is a flower as beautiful as it is useful
- Produces an incredible scent which is popular in pot pourri and sachets
- Can be used in baked goods and to top cakes
- Use to make a fragrant and relaxing tea
- Attracts butterflies, bees and birds