Lavender varieties

Munstead Lavender Garden

Some Lavenders are better in pots, others belong in the perennial garden, but they all have one thing in common – great fragrance!

In terms of hardiness, not all Lavenders are equal. Lavender angustifolia and Lavender x intermedia varieties are the hardier ones. These include ‘Grosso’, ‘Hidcote’, ‘Munstead’, and ‘Provence’. These are all hardy to zone 6 at least. Other Lavenders are also perennial, however, they are much more tender and cannot survive outdoors in areas colder than zone 7 or 8.

In terms of fragrance, ‘Munstead’ and ‘Hidcote’ Lavender have the strongest scent. ‘Provence’ and ‘Grosso’ don’t seem as strong yet these are the choice of those who seek to extract oil of Lavender. Fernleaf Lavender has a sharp, less sweet scent than the others.

Lavender can also be used as a culinary herb in flavored vinegars, jellies, as a flavoring in lavender ice cream, or as an ingredient in lavender short bread. Find great Lavender recipes here!

Be creative! Lavender can be spectacular when used as a border or edging in the garden, along pathways, or around ponds. To keep your plants flourishing, cut the spent blooms to encourage more leaf growth.

Compare the different Lavender varieties we offer by clicking here.

Find out more about each variety we carry by clicking on one of the blue links below, or simply type the plant name in our search box above.

Lavandula ellagance pink

Ellagance Pink Lavender

Lavender, Ellagance Pink

Ellagance Purple Lavender

Lavender, Ellagance Purple

Lavandula angustifolia ‘Ellagance Sky Blue’ organic herb plants

Ellagance Sky Blue Lavender

Lavender, Ellagance Sky Blue

Lavandula angustifolia ‘Ellagance Snow’ organic herb plants

Ellagance Snow Lavender

Lavender, Ellagance Snow

Fernleaf Lavender

Lavender, Fernleaf

Lavandula dentata

French Fringed Lavender

Lavender, French Fringed

Lavandula angustafolia

Lavender, French Perfume

Lavender, French Perfume

Goodwin Creek Lavender

Lavender, Goodwin Creek

Grosso Lavender

Lavender, Grosso

 

 

Hidcote Lavender

Lavender, Hidcote

Lavance Lavender

Lavender, Lavance

Munstead Lavender

Lavender, Munstead

Provence Lavender

Lavender, Provence

Purple Ribbon Lavender

Lavender, Purple Ribbon

Spanish Eyes Lavender

Lavender, Spanish Eyes