The workhorse of herbs. A drought resistant flowering species. A herbaceous perennial from the mint family. A shrub like bushy beauty.
The flowers borne in whorls held in spikes rising above the foliage .Flowers are blue violet like lilacs a woody plant. Planted in gardens world wide.
Lavender flourishes best in dry well drained sandy gravelly soils in full sun. They like little to no fertilizer. Lavender is effective at reducing irritability and anxiety, promoting relaxation, a sense of calm and sleep. It is also a powerful anti-bacterial agent, and can work to balance hormones and stimulate the immune system.
All of that from one little herb. Lavender also makes a soothing nighttime tea.