Choose the right varieties

Some of the best varieties of lavender for specific uses

Choose the right varieties

'Munstead' English lavender blooms are valued for their rich coloring and long bloom season. They dry well.

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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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