Choose the right varieties

Saxon Holt
'Munstead' English lavender blooms are valued for their richcoloring and long bloom season. They dry well.
Pick your own lavender

Here are some of the best varieties for specific uses (numbers refer to Sunset's regional climate zones).

Fragrance

Lavandula x intermedia 'Hidcote Giant'; 4-24.

L. x i. 'Provence'; 4-24.

L. x i. 'Super'; 4-24.

Culinary

L. x intermedia 'Provence'; 4-24.

Long bloom season

L. canariensis (Canary Island lavender); 16-24.

L. dentata (French lavender); 8, 9, 12-24.

L. stoechas (Spanish lavender); 4-24.

Small spaces (1 to 2 feet tall)

L. angustifolia 'Hidcote'; 2-24.

L. a. 'Martha Roderick'; 2-24.

L. stoechas 'Ron Lutsko's Dwarf'; 4-24.

Drying

L. angustifolia 'Hidcote'; 2-24.

L. a. 'Munstead'; 2-24.

L. x intermedia 'Grosso'; 4-24.

Sachets

L. angustifolia (English lavender); 2-24.

More: Your guide to planting, care, and harvesting lavender

L. x intermedia 'Provence'; 4-24.

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