Facts of Lavender Flower (Plant), "Scientific name for Lavender Plant is Lavandula". Lavender Flower (Plant) is a pleasant and romantic flower that every gardener feels indebted to grow it at some point in time. Despite the fact that it is native to the Mediterranean, most of the gardeners plant it with the hope that it will adapt. Lavender Flower (Plant) loves sunny, dry and rocky habitats. English gardeners are renowned for their unique liking of this flower. Some of the hardiest and most loved lavender varieties are Hidcote and Munstead.
The success in growing Lavender Flower (Plant) is determined by two main factors. The first is the type of conditions that you grow the Lavender Flower (Plant) in and secondly the variety that you want to grow. Lavender performs well in well drained soils full exposed to the sun light. The leaner the soil, the more concentrated the essential oils that it contains.
The Lavender Flower (Plant) is very tough and drought resistant when it becomes established. However when you are starting to introduce the Lavender Flower (Plant), you need to put along with it some compost and regularly water with the Lavender Flower (Plant) during the first growing season.
Over Dampness has been cited as a top cause of death in Lavender Flower (Plant). During winter months and high humidity summers, it is common to see the formation of wet roots. This is as a result of the dampness and it is ranked as one of the top causes of death in Lavender Flower (Plant). To help in countering this, you need to ensure that there is plenty of space between the Lavender Flower (Plant) to encourage air flow. You should also aim at protecting the Lavender Flower (Plant) from strong winds that can be destructive.
Spring pruning is recommended for the Lavender Flower (Plant) so as to keep the flowers well shaped and to encourage new growth. Pruning should be held back in areas where the Lavender Flower (Plant) suffers from winter die-back until some new green growth appear at the base of the plant.