Tips for Growing, Cooking and Decorating with Lavender
Originating in the Provence region of France—where they’re used in perfumes—lavandins (lavender hybrids) crave hot temps and dry conditions.
‘Provence’ (pictured) Its fragrant lavender buds are commonly used in sachets because they fall off the stem easily.
‘Grosso’ According to many Midwest lavender farm owners, this dark purple variety is the easiest lavandin to grow in our region. Long stems make it great for dried crafts.
‘Hidcote Giant’ Bigger than ‘Hidcote’ English lavender, this hybrid boasts deep-color blooms on long stems, making it work well for lavender wands.