Lavender is a favorite perennial of many, and it is hardy in zones 5-8, this variety is stunning with deep violet flowers. Research supports the use of lavender for its calming, soothing effects, and culinary applications. It is a natural healer with anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties and is well-known for its ability to release stress paving the way for restful sleep.
Spiritual and Magickal Usage:
- Place lavender in dream pillows or sachets to help induce relaxation and fall asleep.
- An infusion of lavender can be sprayed, similar to a smudge, to soothe the energies of the room.
- Lavender, added to a bath, will help you relax and ease depression.
- Lavender can be added to sage as a loose incense or smudge to help clear energy from rooms, particular bedrooms.
- Lavender added to tea can help alleviate headaches and ease depression.
- Fresh lavender can be crushed, releasing its oils and added to vinegar for a potent and effective anti-viral and anti-bacterial cleaner for your home.
- Lavender oil helps heal minor burns and bug bites.
- Use a fresh sprig of lavender and inhale its fragrance when a headache begins to ease pain.
- Culinary uses are endless!
This plant prefers full sun with slightly alkaline, well-drained soil. It is recommended that you start lavender indoors, sowing the seeds 8-10 weeks before the last frost in winter. These small seeds are light-dependent, tamp the seeds down lightly into the soil, or cover to a depth of 1/8 inch. Transplant the seedlings to a larger container once established. Transplant outdoors once there is no more chance of a frost or freeze. Space plants one foot apart.
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Packet of 50 organic English Lavender "Hidcote" (Lavandula angustifolia var. hidcote) seeds.