This perennial herbaceous plant flowers in the summer and is suitable for growing in both gardens and containers. Because of its characteristic fragrance, it is used as an aroma, as a tea and in potpourri mixes.
Lavender is a beautiful, highly perfumed herb but it is hardly used in the kitchen.
It is used sparingly in the preparation of desserts and can be found as a flavouring in white wines and vinegars.
Lavender flavoured honey has a very distinctive perfume.
Inhalation of lavender infusions is an ideal way of soothing coughs and colds and has beneficial effects on people with respiratory problems.
Lavender infusions are also an effective mouthwash, disinfecting the mouth and refreshing the breath.