Lavenders flourish best in dry, well-drained, sandy or gravelly soils in full sun. The many varieties need little or no fertilizer, but require good air circulation. In areas of high humidity, root rot due to fungus infection can be a problem. Do not mulch, organic mulches can trap moisture around the plants’ bases, encouraging root rot.
Lavender flowers can be dried and blended with black, green, or other herbal teas for a different taste and aroma. Lavender flowers can also be candied to be used with cake or other sweet recipes. Overall lavender flowers lend a floral and slight sweet flavor to most dishes and pairs well with feta style cheeses.