The Lavender

All Lavender species belong to the genus Lavandula and are in the family Labitae along with many other herbs such as rosemary, basil and sage. Members of the family are mostly aromatic and characterised by "lipped" flowers, and stems that are square in cross section.

One of the most common questions we are asked when people call is "Is the lavender in flower?".   As we have different types of lavender on our farm we do have something in flower throughout nearly the entire year.  When one lavender type may be finishing its flowering there is usually at least one other that has started or just about to display its beauty.

In past years we have had over 90 different varieties displayed.  A list provided below is an introduction to the variations of type and colour - which for us - is one of the reason we love lavender.  A reconstruction of one area in our farm will display, through a more accessible design, a wide range of lavenders for visitors to enjoy. After we have finished our planting we will also reintroduce selling plants - At present we are NOT SELLING PLANTS to the public .

For all visitors - please note: the lavender plants - including the flowers - are our product and therefore we would appreciate that people refrain from the temptation of picking any part of our plants for their own enjoyment or in the hope of cultivating them for themselves.
 
SECTION LAVANDULA
Have a pure lavender perfume.  
  Size (cm)
(excluding flowering stems)
Flower Colour
Lavandula angustifolia (English Lavenders)
Alba 60-80 white
angustifolia subsp. angustifolia 60-70 light blue-violet
Ashdown Forest 50-60 bright violet blue
Avice Hill 60-70 soft purple
Bee 50-60 dark purple
Bosisto 70-80 dark lavender violet
Chase Munstead 40-60 mauve
Coconut Ice 50-70 pink & white
Egerton Blue 70-90 Bright violet blue
Folgate 60-70 violet blue
Hidcote 50-70 dark violet blue
Hidcote Carlisle 40-80 Deep purple
Hidcote Pink 30-50 pink
Hidcote Sunnybank 50-70 Dark violet blue
Imperial Gem 60-70 vibrant violet
Lady 40-50 violet blue
Little Lottie 40-50 pink
Loddon Blue 50-70 bright violet blue
Maillette 60-70 violet blue
Miss Katherine 60-80 soft lavender purple
Miss Muffet up to 40cm soft lilac blue
Munstead 60-70 dark lavender violet
Nana 40-50 dark lavender
Nana Alba 40-50 white
Nana atropurpurea 60-70 dark violet
Pacific Blue 60-70 bright violet blue
Rosea 60-70 mauve pink
Sarah 40-50 bright violet blue
Swampy 80-90 deep lavender
Twickle Purple 70-80 bright violet blue
 
L. Lanata (Wooley) 60-80 deep violet purple
L Latifolia (Spike) 60-80 purple
'Lyndoch Spike' 60-70 purple
 
Lavandula x intermedia (Intermedia Lavenders)
Abrialii 70-80 violet blue
Alba 90-100 white
Blanche 40-80 white
Dutch Alba 80-120 white
Grappenhall 90-110 lavender violet
Grosso 50-70 violet blue
Impress Purple (Arabian Night) 70-90 bright violet blue
Margaret Rocky Hall 30-60 violet blue
Miss Donnington 70-90 violet
Sally 80-150 mauve
Seal 90-110 bright violet blue
Sumian 70-90 vibrant violet
Super 70-90 violet blue
Sussex 70-100 mauve
Yuulong 80-120 dark lavender violet
 
Intersectional hybrid Lavenders
x Allardii 100-150 lavender blue
x Allardii "Durat Giant" 100-150 lavender blue
x Heterophylla 80-100 dark lavender
 
SECTION PTEROSTACHAS - (Ferny leafed Lavenders)
    characterised by winged spikes, ferny leaves & have a cedar or pine perfume.
Canariensis 80-150 violet-blue
'Lyndoch Ferny" 130-160 deep violet blue
Multifida 50-100 blue violet
Pinnata 80-100 blue purple
Sidonie 100-120 deep blue purple
 
SECTION STOECHAS - (Italian & Spanish Lavenders)
The plants listed in this group are hybrid cultivars within the Section Stoechas (species stoechas, pedunculata or viridis.
They are all distinguished by a compressed spike or flowers surmounted by showy coloured bracts/wings. Their perfume is a blend of lavender and camphor.
Avonview 60-80 deep purple/purple violet
Bee 50-70 purple
Butterfly 70-90 dark violet blue/red violet
Clare 60-70 dark purple
Evelyn Cadzow 40-50 dark blue/red purple
Helmsdale 70-80 dark violet/rich burgundy
Henri Dunant (Red-Cross) 50-60 dark violet/white
subsp. stoechas "Italian" 30-60 dark purple
Kew Red 30-60 deep red
Lavender Lace 60-80 deep purple/ruffled soft lilac
subsp. luisieri "Fairy Wings" 60-100 deep purple
Major 60-70 dark blue/violet
Marshwood 70-100 dark blue/red violet
Merle 70-80 deep purple/luminescent purple
Pastel Dreams 60-80 dark violet/lilac pink
Pippa up to 100 electric dark blue/violet
Pippa White 70-80 dark violet blue/white green
Ploughmans Purple 70-80 dark blue/violet
Plum 50-70 dark violet blue/purple violet
Pukehou 60-80 royal blue/purple violet
Sampaiana 60-100 red/purple
Snowball 50-60 white
Somerset Mist 80-100 violet blue/pink
Sugar Plum 60-70 dark blue/red violet
Sugarberry Ruffles 50-70 violet pink/soft pink
L.Viridis 80-100 green
Violet Lace 60-70 dark purple/violet
L.Viridis"Beverly" 100-120 white/green
White Form 50-70 white/white
Winter Lace 60-70 dark purple/soft lilac
Winter Purple 50-60 purple
With Love 50-60 lilac/pink
subsp. pedunculata "Spanish" 60-70 red/purple
 
SECTION DENTATA - (French Lavenders)
    characterised by a toothed leaf margin.
Candicans 100-150 lavender
Green Form 80-100 mauve
Kalgoorlie 90-120 violet blue
Linda Ligon 70-80 (variegated) dark lavender violet
Monet 60-70 violet
Mount Lofty/Allwood 75-100 pale violet blue
Paleface 90-120 Pale lavender
Ploughman Blue 90-120 Blue purple
Pure Harmony 90-110 white
Royal Crown 70-90 mauve