by Georgieanna J. Harp
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Lavandula (common name lavender) is a genus of 47 known species of flowering plants in the mint family. It is native to the Old World and is found from Cape Verde, Canary Islands, Europe and across to northern and eastern Africa, the Mediterranean, southwest Asia, China to southeast India.
Many members of the genus are cultivated extensively in temperate climates for garden and landscape use and also commercially for the extraction of dried flower, bundles and essential oils. The Species cultivated by Lanna Lavender is Lavandula x Intermedia “Phenomenal” Plant pattent24193. It is large with elegant, sweetly fragrant mounds of silver foliage that yield purple-blue flower spikes with outstanding ornamental, fragrance and edible qualities.
We also grow Hidcote Superior Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote Superior’
Hidcote Superior Lavender has masses of beautiful spikes of fragrant violet flowers with blue overtones rising above the foliage from early to late summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has attractive grayish green evergreen foliage. The fragrant needles are highly ornamental and turn coppery-bronze in the fall, which persists throughout the winter. Hidcote Lavender is a perennial herb that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. The have a pleasant taste and a pleasant fragrance.