Sweet-scented lavender is one of nature's gifts to us. Once you get your lavender herb bed started and coming up more each year, you will always be rich.
There are a number of variety's of lavender but lavandula vera is the most popular scented variety.
It is best to start lavendar from seed in my opinion. I live in southwestern Missouri in the Ozarks and had a wonderful lavender start going at my Mom's old house, but I had to move and start all my plants over.
I only moved about 15 miles northwest and it has only been four years, so to this date, getting lavender started again was low on my priority list. But I am going for it this spring (2012). Tweet