The Varieties We Grow
Nestled in the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee our farm contains some of the most popular Lavender plants organically grown. We use both a controlled environment for our plants along with outdoors as some varieties do better in controlled conditions due to the fact Lavender and the Lavender plant family are native to the Mediterranean. Currently we are not setup for public tours but will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the plants and varieties we offer.
Lavandula 'Grosso' is a classic French hybrid lavender grown for its fragrant dark blue flower spikes and vigorous habit. With nice wide gray-green foliage, 'Grosso' is a large grower and blooms heavily providing an ample harvest of flowers for lavender wands, sachets and culinary use. This is an outstanding honeybee plant providing mid-summer flowers after the English lavender finishes flowering in early summer. 'Grosso' has good cold hardiness for a French hybrid and thrives in well drained soils.
Lavandin (L. angustifolia x L. latifolia) is a popular hybrid lavender for the herb garden. t gets its cultivar name from the area in southeastern France adjacent to the Mediterranean and Italy (Provence) where it is commercially grown in large plantings for the perfume industry. Flowers and foliage are heavily scented.
Lavandula X Intermedia (Edelweiss)
This is a less common white-flowering lavender with fragrant green foliage. The leaves can be used for cooking & teas. High in essential oils, it is quite attractive to bees and butterflies. Wonderful aromatic plant with dense spikes of fragrant white flowers, light pink in bud. They are ideal for a hedge and attractive to bee and butterflies. Certainly a unique addition to a garden because of its striking color contrast to that of the traditional purple lavender herb.
Lavandula dentata (fringed lavender)is an attractive aromatic shrub with a long history of cultivation, and it is especially useful as a conservatory plant in the Northern Hemisphere because of its extended winter-flowering season. The leaves are toothed, greyish-green, 3 cm long, highly aromatic and sticky and borne in rosettes up the woody stem.It was given its current name in 1753 by the Swedish botanist and 'father of taxonomy', Linnaeus. However, it has been known and grown in the Arab world from time immemorial, and today is grown in gardens across Europe, Australia, South Africa and North America.
Lavandula Angustifolia (Munstead)
Lavandula angustifolia, commonly called English lavender, formerly L. officinalis, is a flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, native to the Mediterranean region. It was reportedly named English lavender because of its ability to grow well in the English climate. This “true lavender” is commercially planted for harvesting its oils for use in perfumes.
Lavandula spica 'Hidcote Purple' Lavandula 'Hidcote' is a bushy dwarf evergreen shrub with narrow, silvery-grey leaves and small deep violet-purple flowers in dense, aromatic spikes 3-4cm in length. With its compact habit and dark purple flower spikes, this must be one of the nation's best known varieties of English lavender. The fragrant stems of Lavandula 'Hidcote' are ideal for cutting or drying, and the nectar-rich flowers are particularly attractive to bees.
Lavandula angustifolia (lavender most commonly True Lavender or English lavender,though not native to England ;also garden lavender, common lavender, narrow-leaved lavender), formerly L. officinalis, is a flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, native to the Mediterranean (Spain, France, Italy, Croatia etc.). English lavender is commonly grown as an ornamental plant. It is popular for its colourful flowers, its fragrance, and its ability to survive with low water consumption. It does not grow well in continuously damp soil and may benefit from increased drainage provided by inorganic mulches such as gravel.
Lavandula Stoechas (Spanish)
The leaf shape is diverse across the genus. They are simple in some commonly cultivated species; in others they are pinnately toothed, or pinnate, sometimes multiple pinnate and dissected. In most species the leaves are covered in fine hairs or indeumentrum, which normally contain the essential oils. Flowers are borne in whorles, held on spikes rising above the foilage. The flowers may be blue, violet or lilac in the wild species, occasionally blackish purple or yellowish.