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

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.