Choose the right varieties

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.