Characteristics of the lavender plant
The lavender plant can be defined as a rather rustic or semi-rustic plant and is a rather fast-growing shrub, even up to over one meter. Most of its varieties resist cold well and are also used in the garden, to make hedges or large bushes. Lavender is a very common species in Italy and particularly likes sunny and well-ventilated locations. Since it is a Mediterranean plant, it particularly resists in environments characterized by a rather dry climate and with high temperatures. But during the winter, when temperatures are very cold, or in the event of intense and persistent frosts, it is advisable to shelter it and cover it with non-woven fabric that is available on the market to protect the plants.
Where to find information on lavender
On the wikipedia site you can find a lot of information on the lavender plant even if it should be properly verified as it is a site powered by users. According to wikipedia, the lavender plant has the scientific name of Lavender and includes many species including the common lavender. This generic name with which we call this plant has been inserted in our language and comes from the gerund of the Latin verb "wash", that is, it means "that must be washed", alluding to the fact that the plant was used in antiquity, especially in the Middle Ages, for wash the body. The lavender plant is a typical plant of the Provence area and a specific variety of it takes its name from the area of origin where it is the most common type of plant. The plant is an evergreen shrub that has erect stems that are not branched. At their top there are linear ash green leaves. Its flowers are arranged in groups on thin spikes and are of a beautiful blue-violet color.
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How to grow and plant lavender
Lavender is an easy plant to grow and grows in any garden soil as long as it is drained well. The plant prefers calcareous soil and does not like dry and arid soils, but irrigated soils with alkaline and clayey characteristics. The land in which it is planted does not need to be very fertile, but not too acidic, to favor its constant and flourishing development. The important thing is that watering is not too abundant or too frequent: it is better to wait until the soil is dry before giving the plant more water. To plant lavender in spring, take 10 cm cuttings from the twigs, cutting them well with a sharp blade in order to avoid facets in the fabric. The part that has been removed must then be immersed in a rhizogenic powder which favors rooting. Then the cuttings settle in a mixture of peat and coarse sand: each of the cuttings must be inserted into a single hole created using a stick such as a pencil and placed well, taking care to gently compact the soil.
Lavender Plant: Lavender as an aromatic and healing plant
The lavender plant has particularities and properties, compared to other plants, that characterize it: from the plant it is possible to obtain a special essential oil that is famous for its many therapeutic properties that have multiple beneficial effects: it has the property of promoting relaxation and acts with an antidepressant and even a healing effect. To obtain the essential oil from the lavender plant, it is sufficient to use only its flowering tops; a rather viscous dark green liquid is obtained that has an intense smell of grass. The use of essential oil is recommended to relieve states of anxiety, insomnia, agitation, hypertension and nervousness in general. It is also used to treat infections or allergies but above all common colds: in this case it is suggested to use it via inhalation. The oil is particularly indicated for the influence of children: it can be cured simply by massaging the chest or neck or by spreading drops on the pillow.