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Lavandula (common name lavender) is a genus of 39 known species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is native to the Old World and is found from Cape Verde and the Canary Islands, Europe across to northern and eastern Africa, the Mediterranean, southwest Asia to southeast India. Many members of the genus are cultivated extensively in temperate climates as ornamental plants for garden and landscape use, for use as culinary herbs, and also commercially for the extraction of essential oils. The most widely cultivated species, Lavandula angustifolia, is often referred to as lavender, and there is a color named for the shade of the flowers of this species. You don't have to look to the Mediterranean or African continent to find this beautifully fragrant herb just look no further than right here in Middle Tennessee! We are located in Franklin, Tennessee and we are your premium choice for organic locally grown lavender and lavender gifts and products. We carry anything from live plants and bundles to sachets, dried bundles, lavender wands, gift baskets, essential oils and more! Locally organic grown herbs are a favorite among Middle Tennessee residents who are strong supporters of our local farmers. We take growing organic locally serious and provide the highest quality products made with organically grown lavender that contains no chemicals or pesticides. Our plants thrive in an organic sandy soil in the southern summers which are like their Mediterranean counterparts which continue to thrive well in both drought and cold. Please browse our website for the different lavender products we offer made right here in Middle Tennessee! Lavendergirltn will be increasing our presence at local artisan vendor events so be on the lookout for the next date!
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We are growing our variety of Lavender and Herb Plants we have available.
Listed Below are some of the varieties we carry with a brief description of each!
Munstead English Lavender
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. English lavender varieties are more often used for culinary purposes than other types of lavender.
Grosso French Lavender
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.
The leaf shape is diverse across the genus. They are simple in some commonly cultivated species; in others they are pinnately toothed, or pinnate, somtimes 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.
Lavandin (L. angustifolia x L. latifolia) is a popular hybrid lavender for the herb garden. Although it is rarely used for culinary purposes, it is frequently used as an addition to sachets and potpourris. It 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. This is a versatile garden perennial that should be considered for a wide variety of uses and not just relegated to a corner of the herb garden. Lavender flowers and gray-green leaves provide mid-summer color and contrast to the perennial border front, rock garden, herb garden or scented garden.
Classic French Lavender
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. Carolus Clusius, a Flemish doctor and botanist, was the first European to describe the species, as Stoechas secunda, in 1576 from a specimen growing in Gibraltar. 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. The leaves are toothed, greyish-green, 3 cm long, highly aromatic and sticky and borne in rosettes up the woody stem.
Blue English Lavender
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. Lavender makes an excellent low hedge or path edging where the perfume can be appreciated as you brush past the aromatic evergreen foliage. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 75cm (30"). Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. There are many ways to use lavender flowers, both in sweet or savoury dishes.
Need some Lavender? We can help!
There are so many benefits to having Lavender in your home. There are also endless ideas that you can use Lavender for and we have captured just a few here at our Farm. There is also a variety of health and medicinal benefits to this beautifully fragrant plant .
Fresh Cut Lavender
Fresh Lavender Plants and Bundles!
During the Growing Season of Spring and Summer we have a limited availability of fresh cut lavender stems/flowers for use in floral arrangements and other craft ideas. Please contact us for availability during the regular harvesting season. We also have available small potted live lavender plants for individual and nursery sales. Please contact us for more information and availability.
Lavender Bundles and Buds
We provide dried lavender bundles with full or partial blooms or buds for your next lavender project. Call us for more information!
Lavender Products and Gifts
Lavendergirl TN will be continuing to add new products and gift ideas as our farm and requests grow. Check out the pictures of available products below. Availability may be limited on some products.
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