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Lavender

lavender fieldScientific Name: Lavandula

Growing Cultures : Outdoors, in containers, and hydroponics.

Plant Height: Lavender usually grows to a height of 12 to 18 inches (30 -45cm).

Plant Spacing: Lavender plants should be spaced between 18 and 24 inches (45 and 60 cm) apart.

Preferred pH Range: Lavender will grow in a relatively wide pH range between 6.1 (mildly acidic) and 8.5 (alkaline) with a preferred range between 6.5 and 7.5

Soil Requirements: Lavender prefers a light, well-drained, deep and not overly rich soil.

Sun & Lighting Requirements: Lavender grown outdoors prefers full sun but can tolerate some shade.

 

Lavender is known for it’s scent but also for its antibacterial, antimicrobial, expectorant, stree-relieving, antiseptic and analgesic properties.

It’s calming scent makes it soothing to the respiratory system and it is often suggested to be diffused to calm coughs and colds.