Spanish Lavender (Lavendula stoechas) is a consistent producer of gorgeous, barrel-shaped purple flowers that we all know and love. This hearty shrub is a long-lived perennial, and will produce for many years once established. The flowers make an forage for bees, and are of aesthetic, culinary and medicinal value. This is our favorite lavender for smoking – the dried flowers are an essential addition to the herbal smoking blend, also consisting of tobacco and mullein leaf. When smoked, the flavor of Spanish Lavender is very mild, not overpowering the other herbs. Lavender has a soothing, calming effect on the body when smoked, not unlike the effects of drinking lavender tea. If established early enough, Spanish lavender may flower in the first year in climates with a long growing season. Otherwise, expect prolific blooms the following year.
Harvest flowers after 120 days. Perennial.