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Friday, May 28, 2010

The different varieties of lavender we grow

There are over 300 varieties of lavender in the world.  The colors vary from white to pale pink and blue to dark purple.  We began growing the variety, Munstead in 2001 which were purchased from our local nursery.  Our motive at the time was to grow our own flowers for our 2003 wedding. In 2004 we ventured to Sequim, Washington for the Sequim Lavender Festival.  And fell in love with all the varieties they were growing and decided to experiment. With much trial and error we now grow 18 different varieties. 

Angustifolia (sometimes called English Lavender) are the hardiest and most fragrant of all the lavender cultivars.  They flower beginning of summer, and if pruned lightly immediately following the first flowering,  will often flower a second time before autumn.
We grow:
Buena Vista
Munstead
Folgate
Hidcote
Jean Davis
Royal Velvet
Dark Supreme
Rebecca Kaye
Two Amys

Royal Velvet 5/28/2010

Intermedia (also called lavandins) are sterile hybrids between angustifolia and latifolia.  The majority of lavandins have a strong but less sweet than angustifolia cultivars.
We grow:
True Grosso
True Hidcote
Gros Bleu
Hidcote Giant
Edelweiss
Impress Purple

True Grosso 5/28/2010
 Second years growth

What we are planting this year:
Intermedia:
Alba (Blue Mountain White)
Provence
Angustifolia:
Purple Bouquet

This Dark Supreme is about a week and a half away from blooming.

It won't be long before I pick our first bouquet for my Mom.

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