|Zone:||5 - 9|
General: Large flower spikes of pale pink. Well-branched, bushy habit. Leaves can be used in cooking. Makes nice sachets. Drought and critter resistant.
Culinary Uses: Lavender can be used as a culinary herb in flavored vinegar, jellies, as a flavoring in lavender ice cream or as an ingredient in lavender shortbread. Be sure to use a light hand in cooling with lavender - use too much and your dish could come out tasting like a bottle of perfume! Having it hinting in the background can be an interesting flavor enhancing your food.
Medicinal Uses: Lavender has often been used to relieve headaches, quiet coughs and soothe digestive systems. It is most prized for its oil content that is found in the blossoms. The leaves of lavender are also a natural herbicide and will help repel insects like mosquitoes.
Ornamental Uses: This is a first year flowering perennial with large pink flower spikes. Its compact foliage and dwarf habit makes it suitable for borders or patio corners.
|Uses*:||Aromatic, Butterfly, Culinary, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Medicinal, Ornamental, Pollinators|