The scent of lavender carries a certain nostalgia for many people. Maybe it’s the smell of grandmas dresser drawers or moms perfume? Happily, lavender is easy to grow, given the right conditions. So, we can recreate that scent memory in our gardens.
- L. angustifolia ‘Hidcote’: Dwarf English lavender. Named after Hidcote Manor in England. Grows to a foot high, with flower stems to 18″. Deep purple flowers.
- L. angustifolia ‘Munstead’: English lavender. Named after Munstead Woods in England, home of famous garden designer Gertrude Jeckyl. Grows to a foot high, with flower stems to 20″. Flowers are much less violet than ‘Hidcote’, decidedly blue.
- L. x intermedia ‘Provence’: French hybrid lavender. One of the cultivars grown in France for the commercial lavender industry. Touted as being more tolerant of wet feet than others. Tall flower stems reaching 30″.
- L. x intermedia ‘Grosso’: French hybrid lavender: One of the best for cutting. Stems grow to 30″.