DWARF ENGLISH LAVENDER Lavendula spicata 'Muffet's Children'
This Lavender is the most dwarf Lavender that we carry, ideal for rack gardens, at the front of the perennial garden, or for formal edging! Football-sized clumps of fragrant lavender flowers bloom over a long period, and can also be used in dried arrangements.
Type: Hardy perennial
Height: 20 cm
Hardiness zones: 4-10
Bloom time: Beginning in early summer, and blooming throughout the summer
Seeds per pack: 10
Germination: As with many perennials, these benefit from a period of moist cold to help them break dormancy. This is done by giving them a cool 'winter' period (artificial or natural), and then a warming to simulate 'spring', and time to grow! Here's how this can be done:
Obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds just under the surface of your growing medium, and water. Place your container in a cool area (but not freezing) for 4-5 weeks. Once the cold period is completed, place the container at room temperature for them to germinate. Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period. Seedlings will sprout a few weeks, or occasionally several months, after the warming period.
If you are planting your seeds in late winter or spring, these seeds can be planted outdoors while it is still cool out (once the ground is workable and unfrozen), to receive the cold period naturally in the garden. It is best to use this method only if you are able to keep the soil moist for the entire germination period. Be sure to label the planting area.
Lavender seeds generally germinate within 30 days.