Lavender – English (Lavandula angustifolia)

$4.00

An EVERGREEN SHRUB growing to 1.2m with aromatic silver-green to green foliage and spikes of lavender-purple flowers. Noted for attracting wildlife, especially bees. It grows in most soils, preferring a well-drained soil in full sun. Can grow in alkaline and saline soils.
Leaves, petals and flowering tips are eaten, and medicinally it is a useful household remedy.

Available on backorder

Description

The aromatic floral flavour from leaves and flowers is slightly bitter and should be used sparingly. Fresh or dried flowers can be used as a tea, and can be crystallised.
Lavender is known as a calming and soothing herb, and can be added to sedative tea blends. Externally used it is soothing to the skin and can be a powerful antiseptic. Although an infusion works well, therapeutically it is most often the extracted essential oil that is used.
Use as an insence, in pot-pourri blends, and as an insect repellent.

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Please note that due to stock-take and a phenomenal start to the season, the MeadowSweet online shop will not fulfill orders for a few weeks (10 Nov - 20 Nov) . You can still catch me at the Orewa Farmers Market, or you are most welcome to send inquiries on plant availability. Thank you ! Minette - MeadowSweet Herbs Dismiss