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Some of the best varieties of lavender for specific uses

Here are some of the best varieties for specific uses (numbers refer to Sunset’s 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.

L. x intermedia ‘Provence’; 4–24.

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