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Yes absolutely! Our plants are sold as culinary herbs.
We recommend using the Angustifolia varieties for culinary use; the Intermedia varieties have a more bitter taste.
Lavender is usually used to fragrance sweet dishes or treats and our lavender scones and biscuits are a staple of the tearoom menu!
No, lavender should not be kept or grown indoors. Even on a south facing window that receives a lot of sunlight, a lavender plant won't flourish or survive very long.
Lavender needs to be planted in the ground or a pot, in loose, well draining soil, in an area that receives full sun for at least part of the day.
The short answer - yes.
The Angustifolia and Intermedia varieties which make up most of our stock online are hardy and once established will certainly survive the the winter. Lavender should always be planted in well draining soil so that during the wetter winter months they don't become waterlogged.
The Stoechas varieties (Helmsdale and Regal Splendour) are only half hardy and will need taking into a greenhouse or conservatory during winter.
All lavender plants are edible, however we suggest using only the Angustifolia varieties from what is available on online at LavenderWorld.
The Intermedia varieties like Grosso and Edelweiss have a much more bitter taste and the Stoechas varieties are very, very strong and overpowering.
Once planted, yes.
After lavender is established in the ground it should survive cold and frosty conditions through the winter.
The thing to watch out for is the plants being subjected to excess water.
*The Stoechas varieties are only half hardy and will need taking into a greenhouse over the winter months*
Lavender isn't something generally enjoyed by rabbits, although they may have a little nibble; from the other point of view, lavender isn't considered harmful to rabbits either.
If you don't want to take the of your plants being nibbled or your rabbits taking an unwanted snack, you can always plant your lavender into pots.
Lavender requires well-drained neutral to alkaline soil, you can add lime if you feel you need to raise the pH level, but as long as your soil isn't acidic you shouldn't need to.
Originating in a mediterranean climate, lavender will flourish in nutrient deficient soil.
Yes! They need to planted in an area that receives full sun for at least part of the day.
They originate from the Mediterranean and grow in very dry, dusty, nutrient deficient soil. This makes them very easy to care for and is one of the reasons they are popular in the UK.