Lavandula stoechas (French Lavender) seeds
Delightful variety of Lavender forming a lovely shrubby clump with attractive, aromatic grey-green leaves and unusual spikes of dark-purple tubular flowers. The particularly attractive feature of this variety are the prominent violet-purple bracts at the of each flower spike that persist after the flowers themselves have faded. A lovely reminder of the Mediterranean!
Flowers: July to frost
Packet of 30 seeds
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Sowing Instructions: Can be sown at any time of the year. Sow in pots or trays of moist, well drained seed compost, just covering the seed with a fine sprinkling of compost. After sowing, seal container in a polythene bag and leave at 15-18C for 2 weeks, then place in a refrigerator or other place at 2-5C for 6 weeks. After this return to 15-18C. If germination does not occur in 6-10 weeks return to the fridge for a further 3-6 weeks. Examine regularly whilst in the fridge and remove immediately if the seeds show signs of germination.
Growing Instructions: Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm pots. Grow on in a cold frame and plant out the following spring 30cm apart in full sun and well drained soil.