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Scientific Name: Lavandula dentata

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Lavandula dentata


  • Perennial
  • Upright and bushy with soft silver-gray leaves that are serrated and aromatic.
  • Flower the whole summer.
  • Height 75cm and spread 60cm.
  • Half hardy - will need a light trim after winter.
  • Full sun.
  • Ideal for hedges, lining walkways and mass planting.
  • Plant 1½m apart for a hedge.
  • Replace every 3-4 years.

Culinary Uses

  • Add flower buds sparingly to salads for added colour and taste.
  • Instead of Rosemary, add a few twigs off lavender when preparing chicken.
  • Flowers can be crystallized to decorate dessert and confectionery.
  • Add flower buds to honey, scones etc

Parts Used

  • Flower spikes.
  • Pick throughout the growing season.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Lavender is a calming herb.
  • Tea with the flowers: Will treat nervous exhaustion, tension headaches, during labour, colic and indigestion.
  • A weak infusion ( 25% of normal strength) can be given to babies for colic, irritability and excitement.
  • It will help you sleep.

Other Uses

  • Burn lavender stalks/flowers to disinfect/deodorize/perfume the room - it has a calming and soothing effect.
  • Insect repellent:
  • It is a good mosquito, midge, and fly repellent.
  • Rub lavender onto kitchen counters to discourage flies.
  • Sprinkle a few drops of oil on bed linen to repel mosquitoes.
  • Place sachets of dried flowers and leaves with clothes to deter moths.
The information contained within this website is for educational purposes only. This site merely recounts the traditional uses of specific plants as recorded through history. Always seek advice from a medical practitioner.

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