Parade of Lavenders

Which lavender to plant?

Lavenders come in a wide range of sizes, habits, and bloom colours. In an attempt to help you decide what you might like best for size, colour, and even scent here is a selection of the lavenders we grow: hardy cold-weather lavenders, earliest bloomers, all season bloomers (more than one showing), good culinary lavenders, strongest scent, best for hedges, and lastly the best suited for containers.

Hardy cold-weather lavenders:

Lavandula angustifolia ‘Buena Vista’, L. angustifolia ‘Folgate’, L. angustifolia ‘Hidcote’, L. angustifolia ‘Maillette’, L. angustifolia ‘Royal Velvet’

Earliest bloomers:

L. angustifolia ‘Folgate’, L. angustifolia ‘Tucker’s Early’

All season bloomers:

L. angustifolia ‘Buena Vista’, L. angustifolia ‘Sachet’, L. angustifolia ‘Sharon Roberts’

Good culinary lavenders:

L. angustifolia ‘Buena Vista’, L. angustifolia ‘Folgate’, L. angustifolia ‘Hidcote’, L. angustifolia ‘Melissa’, L. angustifolia ‘Royal Velvet’

Strongest scent:

L. xintermedia ‘Gros Bleu’, L. xintermedia ‘Grosso’, L. xintermedia ‘Hidcote Giant’, L. xintermedia ‘Provence’

Best choices for hedging:

L. angustifolia ‘Royal Purple’ L. xintermedia ‘Gros Bleu’, L. xintermedia ‘Grosso’, L. xintermedia ‘Hidcote Giant’, L. xintermedia ‘Provence’

Good container lavenders:

L. angustifolia ‘Hidcote’, L. angustifolia ‘Mitchum Gray’, L. angustifolia ‘Tucker’s Early’

AVAILABLE PLANTS

Angustifolia 4″ pots 1 gallon 2 gallon
Buena Vista X X X
Folgate X X X
Hidcote X X X
Lodden Blue X X X
Maillette X X X
Melissa X X X
Mitchum Grey X X
Royal Purple X X X
Royal Velvet X X X
Sachet X X X
Sharon Roberts X X X
Silver Frost X X
Tuckers Early X X
Lavandins
Cathy Blanc X X X
Gros Bleu X X
Grosso X X X
Hidcote Giant X
Provence X X X
Seal X
White Spike X X X
Stoechas
Dark Eyes X X
Otto Quast x
Viridis X