lavender with purple flowers

Lavender’s beauty and usefulness has been celebrated for centuries. A beloved herb in the cottage garden, this perennial also grows well in your home. Fragrant flower spears in purple hues jut out from compact, narrow leaves in shades of silvery green. 

Although a member of the mint family, its captivating scent is unique from its minty cousins.

 how this nature nurtures you 

Lavender has become synonymous with relaxation and well-being. Considered a sacred plant in the Middle East over 2500 years ago, used in traditional medicines in Europe and elsewhere for hundreds of years, lavender’s many benefits are still recognized today.

Make a soothing tea with the flowers to relieve tension headaches, add to a bedtime bath to induce a peaceful sleep, infuse into lemonade or ice cream for a delightful herbal twist, or simply squeeze a few sprigs in your hands and inhale for a moment of peace.

 how to nurture your nature 


Native to the Mediterranean and Middle East, widely cultivated in Europe


Water deeply in well-drained soil. Allow to dry out before rewatering.


Likes a bright spot, preferably a south facing window.


17-26 degrees Celsius


Low humidity


Non toxic to humans, mildly toxic to dogs and cats if ingested.


Feed every month in the spring and summer with an all purpose fertilizer.  Apply to damp soil so you don't burn the roots.  


Lavender loves bright light, and will grow towards it. Rotate your plant regularly for even growth. 

If possible, your indoor lavender will benefit from fieldtrips outside on warm summer days.

Watch this 4 minute video about lavender benefits and tips for growing indoors.