Plant Family / Lavandula - Lavenders
Beloved favorites of Mediterranean gardens, Lavenders (Lavandula) are gifted perennials which are full of talents including being delightfully scented. They blossom over a long flowering season, provide attractive evergreen foliage, and they can be used in a myriad of ways, such as edging, hedging, as accent plants and in containers. Drought tolerant, Lavenders have fairly limited needs: they need a site with good drainage and an open sunny situation. English Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) and Lavandin (Lavandula x Intermedia) are great in rock gardens while French Lavender or Spanish Lavender (Lavandula Stoechas) makes great accent plants with their distinctive "ears" sprouting from each flower head.
Highly popular, English Lavender 'Hidcote' is a free flowering variety that is prized by most gardeners for its long lasting and delightful scent as well as the fashion in which its dark purple flower spikes beautifully contrast with its blue-green evergreen foliage.
This lavender is quite distinctive with its pom-pom flower spikes. Compact and dense, extremely fragrant with intense violet flowers, Lavandula angustifolia 'Lavenite Petite' is a top choice for containers thanks to its short stems and tight foliage.
One of the most exquisite pink lavenders!
A favorite of many gardeners: very small with a compact, rounded habit, two-tone flowers and a long blooming season!
Often associated with the famous purple fields of Provence, Lavandula angustifolia, also called English Lavender, is not native to England but to the Mediterranean. Ideal for garden borders, cooking and potpourri, this lavender also produces the best oils.
A very attractive form of French Lavender, Lavandula pedunculata subsp. pedunculata enjoys a tall upright habit with ravishing rounded dark plum flowerheads topped with long, paler purple flowers and rising elegantly on long stems.
Fabulous for fresh bouquets, strongly scented!