So, aren’t there just a couple of Lavender varieties? Nope! Actually, the genus of Lavender is Lavandula and there are more than 30 species, dozens of subspecies, and hundreds of hybrids and selected cultivars. You may also come across English, French and Spanish lavenders, which only add to the confusion, as these mostly refer to the region where the plants are grown (and are not botanical reference points).
At EVLF, we organically grow Lavandins: Fat Spike Grosso, Impress Purple, Gros Blue and Hidcote Giant. Our L. Angustifolias (English) include: True Munstead, Purple Bouquet, Betty’s Blue, Tuckers Early, Sachet and Folgate. For culinary uses we feature Royal Velvet, Buena Vista and Melissa (white).
Below, please find complete descriptions of some of our varieties,
highlighted from the book by Sarah Berringer Bade: "The Lavender Lover's Handbook"