Purple lavender, standing tall and proud, is a beautiful Mediterranean plant. Used for centuries for medicinal and beauty purposes, and with a myriad of applications in the kitchen and home, lavender should be in every natural living enthusiast’s garden. Here’s why:
1. It’s Hardy and Easy to Grow
In general, lavender is a hardy plant that doesn’t require a whole lot of care once established. It thrives in sunshine and dry soil, so under watering or drought isn’t an issue for this stunning flower.
There are several varieties of lavender so make sure you choose one that’s right for your climate. This guide will tell you all you need to know about growing and harvesting lavender.
2. For its Scent
Aside from the fact that it’s easy to grow, lavender is an incredibly aromatic flower with a soothing scent, and fantastic blue-violet buds. Once you get a whiff of a fresh lavender plant you’ll understand why its oil is a common ingredient in soaps, shampoos and scented sachets.