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Water Requirements for Spanish Lavender

05/12/2022 | objavio Radio Gradačac

After four weeks, you can reduce watering in hot summer weather to once every two weeks, but if it rained significantly, you do not need to water. More water will do them more harm than good. Store lavender flowers in a lidded jar in a cool, dark place or put them directly in a bag so that towels, bedding or clothes smell good and repel moths. If you suffer from insomnia, try inserting the bags into a pillow so that the soothing smell can help you drift into a restful sleep. Like other lavender varieties, Spanish lavender needs full sun to thrive and produce its fragrant flowers. Spanish lavender is characterized by its unique flowers. Unlike other lavender species (French (Lavandula dentata) or English (Lavandula angustifolia)), Spanish lavender has long erect petals at the top of each capitulum, giving the flower a pineapple-like appearance or a resemblance to rabbit ears. With over 450 different species of lavender spread across multiple species, it can be hard to tell the difference. For horticulture, Spanish lavender differs from French and English (ordinary) lavender in the following ways: raised beds are similar to pots in that the soil dries out a little faster than if lavender were planted in the ground. Spanish lavender has the most impressive flowers of all types of lavender. Among them, Spanish lavender has the typical fragrant purple flower panicles five to eight centimeters long with brown felt-like bracts. Depending on the species, the flowering period is between late May and early September.

The floral fragrance is slightly stronger than that of English lavender and is reminiscent of camphor. In addition to the classic purple-flowered wild species, the breeding also produced pink and white lavender varieties. Often called “French lavender” or lavandin, this type of lavender is often hardy in zone 5. The flowers, which have a more camphor scent, are often used for essential oil, as plants can provide up to 5 times more oil than Angustifolia varieties. The plants become much larger and the stems are longer. They are often used for long-handled bundles, bags, chopsticks and other handicrafts. Lavandins are also more resistant to the hot, humid Maryland summers than “English” varieties. Most of the lavender we grow is French lavender, including “Super”, “Grosso”, “Phenomenal”, “Edelweiss” (a white flower), “Gros Bleu” and “Provence”.

This plant needs full sun to grow well and produce the most flowers. Note that Spanish lavender is native to extremely dry places. The more sunshine, the more flowers you can enjoy! Although the roots settle on a newly planted pot seller, it`s a good idea to water about once a week for the first four weeks after planting. French or Spanish lavender, on the other hand, should be ingested during the winter, as it does not tolerate frost. They don`t need a lot of water during the winter, but they will need something, so give them a good glass once every 6 weeks, until spring returns. Watch this video to learn how to plant lavender: Spanish lavender is a bushy subshrub with vertical growth. Depending on growing conditions, it grows to about 39 inches tall and is almost the same width. Leaf shoots are strongly branched, which gives a very compact appearance. Lavender is also called butterfly slavery because the petals unfold like the wings of a butterfly. Spanish lavender is easy to care for and doesn`t require much attention once established. This variety is more heat tolerant than other popular lavender varieties. It grows well in containers, enjoys plenty of sunlight and does not need significant irrigation.

Spanish lavender does not fight against many pests or diseases, but can encounter saliva bugs or fungal diseases. It is resistant to deer. Although the width of individual plants increases significantly as they mature, Spanish lavender does not spread by lengthening the roots, so you do not have to worry about your invasiveness. In fact, lavender is much more susceptible to the negative effects of overwatering than ever before under watering. Exhausted dead flowers will encourage Spanish lavender to continue blooming. Dead head throughout the growing season to keep your lavender full and healthy. A common mistake with potted lavender, especially when the plant is inside, is a saucer or plate at the bottom of the pot to prevent water from leaking. Collecting water in the pot can lead to soaked soil, and root rot takes place and kills lavender.

Winter lavender can be wintered in a bright room at about forty-one to fifty degrees Fahrenheit. In areas with mild winters, larger, well-rooted plants do not need winter protection and can be kept outdoors in winter. The only significant difference in care between English lavender in pot and French or Spanish lavender in pot is that English varieties are much more tolerant to frosts and cold winters, while more delicate Spanish and French lavender should be placed in a frost-free environment in winter.

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