How to Grow Lavender in the Midwest
Pick the very best
Start with our recommended varieties. We asked Midwest lavender farmers to tell us which varieties perform best for them. True lavenders (Lavandula angustifolia) are the most cold-hardy, but lavandin hybrids (L. x intermedia) also thrive in our region. Try the seven favorites on the following pages; all but one are hardy to Zone 5.
Pictured, from left: 'Grosso', 'Provence White', 'Hidcote Pink', 'Silver Frost', 'Mitcham Grey'