How to Grow Lavender in the Midwest
'Grosso', with prolific, dark purple blooms on long stems, is one of the most popular varieties, growing 30 inches tall and 24-30 inches wide. The flowers are fragrant, redolent of camphor.
'Provence', the lavender grown abundantly in France, is considered more rot-resistant than other cultivars. The purple flowers, when grown organically, are great for cooking.
Pictured, from left: 'Hidcote Superior', 'Melissa', 'Caty Blanc', 'Provence', 'Wycoff'