blossoms add a delicate flavor to beverages,
cakes, muffins, and fruit soups.
- Served as a
disinfectant during World War I because it has
mild antiseptic properties.
- Taken as a mild sedative when used in moderation.
- Used to
relieve fainting spells.
- Freshen linens and
underclothing when placed dried in
drawers and closets.
- Said to help dry
oily skin (Lavender vinegar).
- Used as decorations in ways such as: dried-flower arrangements and wreaths.
- Best propagated from cuttings. Pull off a fresh shoot
that includes an older piece of the existing
plant. Plant the cuttings 3 to 4 inches apart in
moist, sandy soil, in a shaded cold frame. After
a year, transplant 4 to 6 feet apart in dry,
gravelly soil. Clip back the first year outdoors
to prevent flowering.