Lavender Provence herb starter plant
About the Lavender 'Family': Lavender is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants from the Lamiaceae family. The two main types grown ornamentally are 'angustifolia' or 'English Lavender and 'stoechas' or French Lavender. A very useful herb which is grown as culinary herbs, ornamental perennials and commercially for their essential oils. Lavenders are very aromatic and have a sweet, citrusy fragrance similar to lemon. They are very attractive to pollinating insects particularly Bees which mke high quality, Monofloral Lavender Honey. Lavender is used as a flavouring to pasta, salads, dressings and desserts. The flower buds and leaves are used in teas, jams, candies, ice creams and baked goods. It can be used in place of Rosemary and has a somewhat more delicate flavour which can increase when dried rather than fresh. The essential oils of Lavender have antisceptic properties and are used in a wide array of products. They're used as fragrances in cosmetics and bath products especially soaps.
About Lavender Provence: One of the most highly scented Lavenders around! Lavender Provence is excellent for Lavender hedging as it's a heavy bloomer with very large flowers spikes of strongly fragranced, pale purple flowers.
Grows to a height of around 70-90cm and spreads to around the same.