Medicinal lavender (Common lavender) - Lavandula officinalis Chaix.
A beautiful fragrant plant. Excellent honey plant.
A perennial evergreen shrub up to 60 cm high. The plant is highly branched, with narrow grayish-green leaves, forming a compact bush. Blue-violet flowers are collected in spike-shaped inflorescences. The plant prefers dry, sunny places. Blooms in late July.
Fresh herbs are used as a seasoning. In folk medicine, flowers are used as a sedative, choleretic agent. Alcohol tinctures are used for rheumatic pains, neuralgia, etc.
It is used in perfumery and as a remedy for moths.
Agricultural technology: propagated by seeds, root cuttings (in spring). To increase germination, it is recommended to carry out stratification. The seeds are sown in boxes with light sandy soil, kept at T +3 .. + 5 ° C for 2-4 weeks, and then at a temperature of + 20 ° C for 6-8 weeks. Seedlings are planted in early June according to the 30x30 cm scheme.In the middle lane for the winter, the bushes are mulched with peat, wood shavings, etc.
Cut off the stalks after flowering. In the spring, all old shoots are cut out. Carefully dig up the lavender curtain with a clod of earth. Use a shovel to cut the lump so that each of the parts obtained has rooted shoots. Plant each plot separately.
Johnson Edward Killingworth.
Eng.: Common lavender, English lavender, true lavender. Suom.: Laventeli, tähkälaventeli. Sven.: Äkta lavendel. Bot. syn.: Lavandula delphinensis Jord ex Billot, Lavandula officinalis Chaix., Lavandula spica L., Lavandula vera DC.