True or English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is actually not native to England but the Mediterranean. A very well know plant in the English garden, grown for the aromatic flowers which are edible and used as herbs. Very easy to grow, survives dry conditions. The flowers are delicious in pasta dishes, drinks, or as a decoration in summer salads.
Sow the true lavender seeds thinly indoors in early spring from late February till May. The germination can be slow. Cover the seeds with sieved compost and place them at a temperature of 15 – 20 Celsius.