What a beautiful, aromatic plant! Lavandula stoechas (also known as just Lavender, French Lavender, Spanish Lavender, or even Butterfly Lavender) is used most often in the production of lavender essential oil, potpourris, soaps, lotions, and perfumes, but is also enjoyed in cooking and in drink-making, when fresh or when dried.
- While these delightful herbs would appreciate some outdoor sun, you should only keep them outside when all risk of frost is gone! Frost and cold will kill these plants.
- Sun sun sun! Most herbs love bright, direct sun, and this one is no exception! The more light this little herb receives, the better it will grow.
- Most herbs can't stand being completely dry, so try to keep their potting media evenly moist. If the plant isn't getting enough water, it will be sure to show you by browning, drooping and wilting.
- If harvesting for decorative purposes, harvest while the flowers are still in bud.
- If harvesting for cooking purposes, harvest from the plant when it's flowering.
-If intending to dry your harvested lavender, hang the plant in a cool, dry, dark room for around 2 weeks.