Update on Lavender plants availability in 2021
All of my lavender plants this yearso far are being used in the Mo. Extension Center's research project regarding the viability of lavender as a cash crop in this state.You can view these plants when they are planted in several weeks in the area behind the Herb Gardens in the Demonstration Gardens at the Botanical Center.While you're there, check out the Herb Gardens as well to see what the various herbs look like when they are "all grown up".All of the beds there have different themes like, culinary, teas, medicinals,thymes etc.
I was able to order some lavender plus since my poor mother plants are pretty bare at the moment from having so many cuttings taken from them. So I will have Munstead, Provence, Grosso, Hidcote, Dutch Mill ,Phenominal and a few other varieties for sale probably not til late June or early July.
Dutch Mill Lavender
Blooms in late summer with long stems.
Goodwin Creek Lavender
Very fragrant Blooms in summer and into fall and even indoors Woolly silver gray foliage. Will withstand temperatures to 10 degrees. Will tolerate high humidity better than some other varieties.
French Fringed Lavender
Similar to Gray Dentata. Found in Spain and the Mediterranean. .Very aromatic. Will thrive indoors. Tender perennial
Attractive plump purple flowers on 12-14 spikes. Grown in France for oil production. Discovered in 1972 when disease had wiped out other varieties. Produces 500-600 blooms per plant. May live 15-20 years.
Green Dentata Lavender
Fragrant, fine-toothed bright green leaves with purple flowers. Tender perennial. Blooms well indoors
One of the tallest lavenders. Good for hedges. Has long stemmed flowers for fresh use. Does not retain color well when dried.
Culinary lavender. Silver grey foliage with deep purple flowers. Produced two crops last year.
Culinary. Medium sized plant. Usually very winter hardy.
Good culinary lavender. Great culinary lavender and used in sachets. Flowers do not stay well on the stems once dried.