There are many varieties of this soothing herb. So try to get the one that you find in your local nursery as each variety has its own hardiness. It is a low maintenance, drought tolerant plant and so one of the must haves low water plant in the garden! It requires a well-drained soil for the plant to thrive and loves heat. So make sure to place it in a sunny spot.
It is a plant that plays to our olfactory senses. Still, the scent comes when you rub its leaves with your fingers so I plant it in a place near your seating area in the patio or on a small pathway in the garden where you get a chance to rub or brush against the plant to enjoy the healing fragrance.
It can be grown in containers or in the ground as a bush. Deadhead the spent blooms before they completely dry leaving a few leaf nodes in the stalk and the woody stem part in the plant. This will encourage new blooms and a healthy plant.
The relaxing properties of lavender are very well known and the benefits and usages are versatile.