What are the 4 types of lavender?

English Lavender, Portuguese Lavender, French Lavender, Spanish Lavender, Lavandin.

Which is the best lavender to grow?

Great lavenders to grow

  • ‘Hidcote’ is one of the best known of all lavender varieties, for good reason.
  • ‘Lady Ann’ is a compact variety of English lavender, growing to around 45cm in height.
  • ‘Willow Vale’ is a vigorous variety of French lavender with gorgeous spikes of purple flowers.

Which variety of lavender is most fragrant?

lavandin plants
Commonly grown in the lavender fields of France, ‘Grosso’ lavandin plants are the most fragrant of all lavenders. Its strongly scented purple flowers are often used in making perfumes and sachets.

How do I know what kind of lavender I have?

Simply use your nose and eyes to identify lavender plants. Identify English lavender (L. angustifolia) by its sweeter fragrance with less of a camphor odor. You can also identify English lavender by its bloom period, which begins in early summer.

Is all lavender edible?

There are many, many types of culinary lavender cultivars, but most of them are types of True Lavender, vs. intermedia) is edible, as is all lavender, but its flavor can be resinous and pungent. A Lavandin type will make a dish taste bitter.

Is lavender easy to maintain?

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is a commonly grown herb plant popular for its fragrant aroma. This easy-care plant enjoys hot, dry conditions, making it suitable for use in a variety of landscape settings and an excellent candidate for areas prone to drought.

What is the bluest lavender?

Hidcote Blue Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia Hidcote Blue) has deeply colored violet-blue flowers and a compact uniform habit. Hidcote Blue Lavender is an excellent choice for edging walks and paths, where the aromatic flowers and foliage can be easily enjoyed. Good variety for drying, as it holds its color well.

What’s the difference between English lavender and French lavender?

The key difference between French and English lavenders is that English lavenders are more cold hardy, produce a stronger fragrance and live longer however French lavenders can produce flowers for much longer.

How do you keep lavender from getting woody?

Preventing Woody Lavender Plant your lavender in well-drained, rocky soil, on a slope (if possible) to ensure drainage. Fertilize them lightly the very first year after planting. After that, do not fertilize regularly. Prune lavender lightly to maintain the rounded shape.

What are lavender plants used for?

Lavender plants ( Lavandula spp.) have aromatic flowers that are used to scent potpourri, create perfumes and splashes, and even add flavor to culinary dishes and deserts.

What is the biblical meaning of lavender?

Lavender was one of the holy herbs used to prepare the Holy Essence and Nard , or ‘spikenard’ is mentioned in the bible in the ‘Song of Solomon’ among other places. Lavender derives its name from the Latin ‘lavare’ meaning ‘to wash”. The Romans used Lavender to scent their baths, beds, clothes and even hair.

What is the species of lavender?

Lavender plants belong to the mint family. Perhaps the most common species of lavender is Lavandula angustifolia (USDA zones 5 through 8), a species that belongs to the group referred to as English lavenders. Hybrids created by crossing Lavandula angustifolia and Lavandula latifolia (hardy to USDA zone 7), are called lavandins.

What are the uses of lavender leaves?

Lavender leaves and flowers are usually used in sachets (closets, wardrobe drawers and pillows) and the oil is most commonly used in hair and skin products. You could make a soap for hair and scalp and include bits of flowers and leaves in that, but it’s really the oil…