Lavender Varieties

This is a list of all the lavender varieties (also referred to as cultivar) that we are currently growing in the field. The lavender varieties in our main plot have been proven to over-winter in Colorado, while our test plot contains lavender varieties whose hardiness we are experimenting with.

                                                                        

Lavandula angustifolia Varieties

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Buena Vista

A perfect purple hue, a robust grower and one of our best performers. Sought after for its sweet fragrance, this continuous bloomer will blanket the garden in lavender all summer and is a good choice for culinary use.
Plant height 12-18″ zone 5-9

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Croxton’s Wild

The blossoms appear white when opening, eventually changing to bright violet. This is one of the first to bloom in the spring, has a long-lasting aroma and is a vigorous grower.
Plant height 24-36″ zone 5-9

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Folgate

These flowers seem to be an almost iridescent periwinkle blue. Known to be particularly hardy in colder climates and has performed very well here. My personal favorite for culinary use.
Plant height 20-24″, zone 5-9

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Maillette

Violet blue delicate blossoms, silver foliage, small growth habit.
The aroma is wonderful, but it is quite finicky about its habitat and has not thrived in our garden.
Plant height 12-16″, zone 5-9

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Melissa

A light pink flower, it is often used for culinary purposes. Some describe it as having a peppery hint, making it a good choice for savory dishes.
Plant height 30″, zone 5-9

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Miss Kathrine

One of the darkest-flowering pink varieties of lavender, the long stems and fragrance make this a nice accent flower in arrangements.
Plant height 24-30″, zone 5-9

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Royal Purple

This bushy compact variety of purple blooms and grey-green foliage makes a good choice for hedges.
Plant height 24-30″, zone 5-9

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Royal Velvet

Deep violet blooms in early summer and one of the best varieties for fresh or dried bouquets.
Wonderful long-lasting aroma.
Plant height 24-30 inches, zone 5-9

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Sachet

Purple blue blooms, vigorous grower, wonderful fragrance, and is great for sachets – hence the name.
Plant height 18-24″, zone 5-9

                                                                       

Lavandula x. intermedia Varieties


Edelweiss

The flower spikes have a hint of soft blue on the flower buds prior to opening to a white flower. Strong aroma, long sturdy stems great for lavender wands.
Plant height 24-36″, zone 5-9


Fat Spike Grosso

This is a great choice for wands and sachet. The flower buds have plenty of oil, offering a long-lasting aroma.
Plant height 24-30″, zone 5-9

Gros Bleu

A variety with a deep, almost navy-blue color that dries well for potpourri. It has a light, fresh lavender scent. Part of the Grosso family, a nice large plant for hedges.
Plant height 30-36″, zone 5-9

Hidcote Giant

Gray-green foliage with medium purple plump spikes and a strong scent.
Plant height 24-30″, zone 5-9


Super

The strong scent is sweet and is similar to the scent of the angustifolias, long stems look great in arrangments.
Plant height 30-36″, zone 5-9

True Grosso 

A hardy variety perfect for northern climates, it has a strong and clean fragrance which is great for bouquets. It also has a high oil content.
Plant height 32-36″, zone 5-9.

Phenomenal

Bold fragrant dark purple flowers on long loose stems make a stunning statement in the landscape.
Plant height 24-30″, zone 5-9

 

Provence

Light purple-pink flowers, once established it thrives in hot dry summers.
Plant height 30-36″, zone 5-9

Dutch Mill

Light lavender-blue flowers with long narrow stems on compact gray-green foliage. Plant height 24″, zone 5-11

                                                                        

Lavandula x. chaytorae Varieties

Ana Luisa

One of the largest varieties of the Lavandula x. chaytorae species, it has long stems that bloom in a rounded shape. Plant height 30-36″, zone 5-9

                                                                 

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Test Plot Varieties

All our test plot lavender varieties are Lavandula angustifolia unless otherwise noted.

The test plot contains lavender varieties whose hardiness we are experimenting with. * denotes Year 6 cold hardiness for our area/micro climate, (f) is for failure. 

Blue Mountain (f)

Betty’s Blue*

Coconut Ice (f)

Faire Pink*

French Fields*

Hidcote Blue &  Pink*

Irene Doyle*

Sarah*

Silver Frost (Lavandula x. Chaytorae) (f)

Tucker’s Early (f)

Tuscan Blue (Lavandula x. intermedia) (f)

Twickle Purple*

Ellagance Snow & Ellagance Purple *

6 thoughts on “Lavender Varieties

  1. We are looking for lavender for my wedding. We are wondering how we can buy it. Let me know, thank you.

    Breanna Olson

    1. We sell both cuttings and plants. Plants are sold in 3.5″ pots of the varieties that perform best in our area. We also offer a few lavenders that are not winter hardy for zone 5 but can be enjoyed as annuals or planted in a pot. Our annual plant sale will be May 26 & 27th. If you would like plants prior to that I will have a few ready as soon as May 15. You are welcome to email or call for more informative. Thank you!

    1. Yes, we allow leashed visits in the grass areas but request pets not be in the greenhouse or lavender gardens. We have a German Sheppard that usually enjoys other dogs but can be a little intimidating to small or young animals.

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