Planting & Care
Planting: To Start Indoors: In early spring, sow lavender seeds in a container of seed starting mix, cover very lightly and keep at 60 - 70°F. Keep evenly moist, not soggy, until seedlings slowly emerge over 14 - 25 days, providing a good light source. When seedlings have several sets of leaves, transplant 2" apart into deeper containers. Plant outside in a well-drained, sunny spot when plants are 2 - 3" tall after gradually acclimating to outdoor conditions. To Start in the Garden: Sow directly into a well-worked, finely-textured garden bed in full sun when weather is warm and settled. Cover very lightly. Lavender germinates slowly and unevenly; it is critical to keep seedbed evenly moist, but not soggy, as they emerge.
Growing: If given excellent drainage and good air circulation, Spanish Lavender is perennial in areas where winter temperatures stay above 10°F. Plants flower lightly the first season and come into full bloom by their second summer. After blooming season, prune and shape plants while cutting off spent flower stalks.