(Lavandula dentata, also known as French Lavender, Toothed Lavender, Alhucema rizada, Lavande dentée, Gezähnter Lavendel, Liazir and Helhal)
This lavender gets its name for its delicately and precisely toothed leaves which are instantly recognisable. Native to the western Mediterranean as well as the Arabian Peninsula, Ethiopia and Jordan, the scent of the plant while reminiscent of lavender, also possesses a balsamic note not unlike that of rosemary.
This plant has a long history of cultivation and medicinal use, and was most likely the one mentioned by the Persian writer, Avicenna, in the eleventh century. Traditionally, the infusion of its leaves and flowers have been used to treat headaches and rheumatic pains, and vapour from boiling the leaves and flowers have been used to banish colds. Dried leaves still retain much of their scent, and are a favourite addition to potpourris!
Each plant comes with a set of two nutrient concentrates to last 6-9 months.
Note: Information on ethnobotanical uses of the plant is provided for informative purposes only! Please check with your doctor or healthcare professional before starting any herbal remedies.
Direct sun at least 6 hours daily, or supplement with grow lights up to 14 hours daily
Replenish water level up to 5cm below internal black mesh pot when necessary, usually every 7-10 days for smaller plants and 4-7 days for large plants. It's not necessary to replenish water daily but do not allow the glass bottle to become empty.
Every 10-14 days, empty out all the used solution in the glass bottle. This can be used to water other soil grown plants in your garden as it still contains some nutrients. Wash the bottle and the roots of the lavender and with fresh water if there is any algae. Mix a fresh nutrient solution by placing 500ml of water in measuring cup, then add 2.5ml (half teaspoon) of each nutrient concentrate into it. Mix the solution well before pouring into the glass bottle.
For more info, check out our blog post on how we grew this plant.