Lavender is an easily grown shrub, that requires minimal help from a gardener and that provides a lovely scent and colour to the garden in late spring and summer. Lavender does great in sunny positions with free-draining soil. But it also does well in pots.

How To Grow

Lavender plants are usually fairly inexpensive from gardening centers and shops so it is usually easier to buy small plants from there. But they can be grown from seed. Plant or sow in well-draining soil. As they establish, water them regularly but do not let them sit in water-logged soils. Lavender plants can also be propagated by taking younger branches (spring) or hardwood branches (autumn).

How/When To Harvesting

Lavender will usually flower in late spring to summer. Take cuttings of the flowers to add a beautiful scent to your homes.

Planting Schedules for Location: Leesburg, Virginia

Sow Indoors / Plant Out

Sow Indoors
Plant Out
  • Sow Depth: 1 cm
  • Spacing Between Rows: 45 cm
  • Spacing Along Row: 45 cm
  • Number plants per Square Foot: 0.5