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Germination of

Lavandula angustifolia

English Lavender: Lavandula angustifolia (also known as True Lavender or Common Lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia

Lavandula angustifolia: Lavandula angustifolia, also known as English lavender, can be grown from seeds. Start by planting the seeds in a well-draining soil mix, covering them with a light layer of soil. Water the soil until it's moist but not overly wet, and then cover the pot with a plastic wrap or a plastic bag to retain moisture. Place the pot in a warm, bright location with indirect sunlight. The seeds will germinate in about 2-3 weeks. Once the seedlings are established, remove the plastic cover and provide them with adequate sunlight.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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