Have you ever considered growing lavender? Lavender is perhaps one of the most well-known and widely used herb in the world. It’s also a gardener’s dream, with its lovely foliage and fragrant flowers.
Bring the magic of lavender fields into your home and garden by growing it yourself. It may seem intimidating, but lavender is actually an incredibly forgiving plant, as long as you give it a little care and attention.
Plus, it can be used to reduce stress, fight anxiety, and ease headaches. Place it in your bedroom for a spa-like feel and to improve sleep.
Growing Lavender Indoors
Of all the different kinds of lavender out there, English Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) is one of the hardiest choices. It’s also the most commonly planted.
The plant can be purchased as a seed or as a young plant in a nursery or gardening center under the name of L. Officinalis or L. vera.
Munstead: This variety is rather compact, making ideal for indoor growing. It has a high heat tolerance, with some hybrid varieties also resistant to the cold. Its foliage is bright green with bluish flowers.
Hidcote: This smallish variety is a little taller and wider than Munstead, but its leaves are grayer and its flowers have a lovely deep purple color. Hidcote is one of the most aromatic varieties of lavender, easily filling an entire room with its lovely scent.
Imperial Gem: This type has bright silver leaves and stout purple flowers, making it ideal as a centerpiece on a table or as a bouquet.
Twickel Purple: This variety has a strong, bright scent, long purple flowers, and gray/ green foliage. It’s a great option if you’re looking for a plant with a little height.
Mini Blue: This is one of the smallest, making it great for small rectangular flower pots. It also yields many flowers, so it’s perfect for brightening up your space and filling it with life.