Lavender is celebrated for its soothing scent and classic, attractive flowers and foliage. The perennial plant is also popular for its oil used in aromatherapy, alternative medicine, and beauty products. Growing lavender from seed is an economical way to reap the health and beauty benefits that make this plant so beloved. You’ll need to know which types of lavender are best for your yard and use. Lavender requires care that's different from most plants, so understanding its needs will help you cultivate lovely, healthy bushes.


1. Lavendar needs a warm climate

Lavender typically thrives in a warm, dry climate like its native habitat around the Mediterranean Sea. Spring is an ideal time to plant from seed in many areas, just make sure your soil is warm enough. Most lavender cultivars love the full sun for at least eight hours per day. Species such as Lavandula Angustifolia, Lady, and Munstead do well in cooler areas.

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