Tips for Growing, Cooking and Decorating with Lavender
Named because it grows well in England, English lavender tolerates Midwest humidity better than most lavandins. It’s favored in cooking.
‘Melissa’ (pictured) Pinky white buds bring delicate beauty to gardens and a subtle nutty flavor to desserts.
‘Munstead’ Count on this great culinary lavender for early-season violet-blue blooms.
‘Graves’ This elegant dark purple variety adds graceful height to landscaping; it reaches 36 inches tall and is noted for its strong fragrance.
Violet Intrigue Medium-size violet-blue buds bring a nice light citrus flavor to dishes.