Common name: Lavender.
Scientific name: Lavandula angustifolia.
Type: Aromatic vivacious.
Origin: Mediterranean areas.
Description: Shrub of up to 1 meter high, with oblong, straight sheets, of silver color and flowers in ear of color blue - violet. Woody trunk in his base. The same plant usually lives up to 6 years.
Very aromatic thanks to his essential oils. Due to this intensity of aroma, it is used to obtain extracts and to perfume ambiences.
As seasoning his flowers are used in salads and the sheets in meats, sauces, etc.
Resistance: Rustic and very resistant.
Epoch of sowing: Spring.
Way of sowing: Direct in the domain of seat covering scarcely the seed. The frame of plantation for adult plants is of 100x100 cm. of separation between them.
Compilation: Between July and August flowery stems are gathered for his later medicinal use.
Care: Simple to cultivate. He does not need special care.
Type of soil: Light, calcareous and dry (even stony).
Light: The full sun.
I water: Scarce.
Curiosities: It possesses medicinal antiseptic, antispasmodic properties and diuréticas. It banishes the insects. Perfect air freshener. Habitually sheets and flowers keep in sachets of cloth to be hung on closets or placed on drawers, awarding to the clothes a soft aroma.