Lavender Lavandula Tiara = 'Fair 10' (PBR)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Edible
‍🌱 Easy-care
lavender [Tiara]


Lavandula Tiara, commonly known as lavender, is a visually striking plant that is recognized for its beautiful and aromatic features. The plant typically produces a dense and rounded mound of silvery-green foliage that provides a perfect backdrop for its standout feature—the flowers. The lavender blooms appear on tall spikes towering above the foliage and burst forth in various shades of purple, ranging from pale lilacs to deep violets. These flowers are small, tubular, and often arranged in whorls around the spike, creating an effect reminiscent of a royal tiara, hence the name 'Tiara'. The lavender plant is also well-known for its fragrant leaves, which emit the distinct, soothing scent of lavender when brushed or crushed, adding to the sensory appeal of the plant.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Tiara Lavender

    • Common names

      Lavandula Tiara 'Fair 10' (PBR).

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The plant commonly known as Lavender, specifically the variety Lavandula Tiara = 'Fair 10' (PBR), is generally not considered toxic to humans. However, if any part of the plant is ingested in large quantities, it could potentially cause mild discomfort, such as an upset stomach or nausea. Normally, lavender is safely used in many culinary applications and therapeutic contexts in moderate amounts.

    • To pets

      Lavender, including the Lavandula Tiara = 'Fair 10' (PBR), is also not typically toxic to pets. Like humans, if pets ingest a large amount of lavender, they might experience mild discomfort or an upset stomach. In some cases, more sensitive animals might exhibit signs of poisoning such as vomiting or diarrhea, but this would be an unusual reaction to this plant. Regular quantities, such as those found in gardens where pets might encounter lavender, are not usually a cause for concern.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      2 feet (60 centimeters)

    • Spread

      2 feet (60 centimeters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Aesthetic Appeal: The Lavandula Tiara, commonly known as Lavender, adds vibrant purple color to gardens and landscapes, enhancing visual beauty.
    • Fragrance: Lavender is well-known for its pleasant and soothing scent, which can create a calming atmosphere in outdoor spaces.
    • Pollinator Attractant: Lavender flowers attract bees, butterflies, and other beneficial pollinators, supporting biodiversity.
    • Drought Tolerance: Lavender is a hardy plant that can withstand dry conditions, making it ideal for water-wise gardening.
    • Easy Maintenance: The plant typically requires minimal care, making it suitable for novice gardeners or those with limited time.
    • Culinary Uses: Lavender can be used in a variety of culinary applications, from sweets to savory dishes.
    • Decorative Uses: Dried lavender flowers can be used in arrangements, potpourris, and craft projects for their beauty and fragrance.
    • Resilience to Pests: Lavender is naturally resistant to many pests, reducing the need for chemical pesticides.
    • Herbal Uses: While excluding medical properties, lavender is still widely used in herbal preparations for its scent and flavor.
    • Long Blooming Period: Lavender typically has a long flowering season, providing color and interest throughout the growing months.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    • This plant is not used for medical purposes

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Lavender Drawer Freshener: Dried lavender can be placed in small sachets and tucked into drawers to impart a fresh, pleasant scent to linens and clothing.
    • Culinary Enhancements: Lavender flowers can be used to create a floral sugar that adds a unique flavor to baked goods and teas.
    • Craft Projects: Dried lavender stems can be incorporated into homemade wreaths, floral arrangements, or potpourri mixes for decorative purposes.
    • Natural Dye: Lavender can be used to produce a natural dye that imparts a soft lilac color to fabrics, wool, or yarn.
    • Relaxation Tool: Placing a few drops of lavender essential oil onto a pillow or into a warm bath can promote relaxation and improve sleep quality.
    • Landscape Design: Lavender plants can be used in garden design to create visually appealing borders or low hedges that attract pollinators like bees and butterflies.
    • Moth Repellent: The scent of lavender is known to repel moths, making it useful for protecting woolen garments when stored in closets.
    • Lavender Lemonade: Freshly picked lavender sprigs can be infused in water to create a refreshing and unique twist on traditional lemonade.
    • Lavender Sachets for Vehicles: Keeping a lavender sachet in a car can promote a calming atmosphere and gently mask odors during drives.
    • Plant-Based Insect Repellent: Lavender oil can be used as a natural insect repellent to ward off mosquitoes and other pests when applied to skin or clothing.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    Lavender can be used in Feng Shui to promote relaxation, inner peace, and purification. It can be placed in the living area or bedroom to create a calming atmosphere and improve sleep quality.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    Lavender is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Calmness: The common name for Lavandula Tiara is Lavender. Lavender has long been associated with tranquility and relaxation. Aromatherapists and herbalists widely use it to create a soothing atmosphere and to alleviate stress and anxiety.
    • Purity: Lavender is also symbolic of purity and cleanliness. Its name is derived from the Latin word 'lavare,' which means 'to wash', and it was often used in baths in ancient times for its cleansing properties.
    • Devotion: Lavender represents devotion and undying love. It's commonly included in bridal bouquets and wedding decor to signify a deep commitment between partners.
    • Silence: The beauty and delicate structure of lavender have also made it a symbol for silence and peace, making it appropriate for contemplative spaces or as a gesture of respect during remembrance.
    • Healing: Historically, lavender was used medicinally for its antibacterial and healing properties. It symbolizes the wish for recovery or the process of healing oneself or others.

Every 1-2 weeks
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Every 2-3 years
Spring-Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Lavender, specifically the Lavandula 'Tiara' variety, prefers consistent, moderate watering, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. Typically, watering once a week with 1 to 1.5 gallons is sufficient during active growth periods in spring and summer. During the winter, reduce the frequency to every two to three weeks depending on the climate and indoor conditions. Always avoid overwatering as lavender is prone to root rot if kept too wet.

  • sunLight

    Lavender thrives best in full sun conditions, with at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight each day. For Lavandula 'Tiara', make sure to place it in a spot where it receives plenty of bright light, which will encourage healthy growth and abundant flowering.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Lavender 'Tiara' prefers temperate conditions and can survive in temperatures as low as 10°F but ideally should be kept in a range between 60°F and 70°F. The plant can tolerate high temperatures but might need additional watering if the heat is excessive. Protecting the plant from extreme cold and frost is crucial to ensure its survival.

  • scissorsPruning

    Prune lavender 'Tiara' to promote bushier growth, remove spent flower stems, and maintain an attractive shape. The best time to prune is after flowering, usually in late summer or early fall; cut back about a third of the growth but avoid cutting into old wood as it may not regrow. Pruning yearly is sufficient for maintaining plant health and encouraging vigorous flowering.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Lavender (Lavandula Tiara = 'Fair 10') prefers well-draining soil with low to moderate fertility and a pH range of 6.5 to 7.5. A mix incorporating sand or gravel can enhance drainage, and adding some organic matter like compost will provide the necessary nutrients without over-enriching the soil, which could lead to fewer blooms.

  • plantRepotting

    Lavender (Lavandula Tiara = 'Fair 10') typically requires repotting every 1 to 2 years, as it grows best when not root-bound. It's best repotted in spring, just before the active growing season begins.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Lavender (Lavandula Tiara = 'Fair 10') thrives in low to moderate humidity conditions, as it is native to the Mediterranean region where there are dry summers. Ideal relative humidity levels for this plant range from 40% to 60%.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Provide Lavender full sun, good air circulation, and dry conditions.

    • Outdoor

      Plant Lavender in full sun, well-draining soil; water sparingly.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Lavandula Tiara, commonly known as Lavender 'Fair 10,' begins its life as a seed, which, when sown, germinates to produce a small seedling. With adequate sunlight, water, and well-drained soil, the seedling grows into a vegetative stage, characterized by the development of stems, leaves, and a robust root system. As the plant matures, it enters the flowering stage, producing fragrant purple flowers that attract pollinators. After pollination, the flowers develop into seed heads, which release seeds for the next generation. The plant may then enter a period of dormancy, especially in cooler climates, where it remains alive but minimally active. Over many years, Lavender 'Fair 10' will potentially grow larger and more woody, until it eventually senesces and dies, completing its lifecycle.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • Propogation: The most popular method of propagating Lavandula Tiara, commonly known as lavender, is through semi-hardwood cuttings. This technique involves taking cuttings from the plant's new growth, which has begun to mature and harden but is not yet fully woody. The best time to take these cuttings is mid-summer to early fall. Cuttings should be about 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 centimeters) in length and have several sets of leaves. The bottom set of leaves should be removed, and the cut end can be dipped in rooting hormone to encourage root development. The prepared cutting is then placed in a well-draining potting mix, ensuring high humidity and consistent moisture until roots have established, after which the new lavender plant can be gradually acclimated to less humid conditions before being planted out.