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Top 10 Lavender Plants If You Are Looking For Exotic Flowers

Top 10 Lavender Plants If You Are Looking For Exotic Flowers

Lavender plants have a variety of uses and can be found in any garden. It is a relatively easy plant to grow, and the flowers have several purposes. Lavender is used at home for its beautiful fragrance. It can be added to food or teas.

Lavender plants are the source of lavender essential oil, which helps people with insomnia and stress. Lavender grows in shrubs and hedges and can grow quite large.

Lavender plants come in many varieties, and though there aren’t too many differences between the different types, they have slightly different appearances and fragrances.

We have listed below the Top 10 Lavender Plants  that can be grown at home. They require well-drained, slightly acidic soil, full of sunlight and slight amounts of pruning. They can be infected with pests easily because of their sweet aroma. This must be addressed as soon as possible to prevent further spread.

1. Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’

This plant is also commonly known as English lavender. This is one of the most popular plants found in gardens around the world. In warmer climates, there is evergreen foliage.

The flowers smell wonderful and are purple. Lavender has many purposes and is used in teas, cooking, crafts and ornamental uses. The fragrance of lavender is extremely soothing and helps improve sleep and calm the mind.

2. Lavandula angustifolia ‘Little Lottie’

This variety of English lavender has also won the Award of Garden Merit in 2002 by the Royal Horticultural Society. The dwarf lavender blooms in late spring and early summer. The flowers are pink, violet and white. This is one of the most popular varieties of lavender plant found in almost any herb or flower garden.

3. Lavandula Angustifolia ‘Betty’s Blue’

This variety of lavender is known for its erect stems and bluish violet flowers. This is the top choice for dried lavender flowers used in potpourri and teas.

Also known as common lavender or true lavender, this flower has a very sweet fragrance that can enhance any room’s atmosphere. These are extremely easy to grow in gardens and grow as low bushes.

The plant has to be trimmed to remove the spent blooms. This encourages a bushier plant with more flowers. The plant blooms in midsummer with tons of flowers.

4. Lavandula Angustifolia ‘Lady Ann’

Lady Ann has foliage that is greyish green in colour. Along with this, the flowers are pale pink and grow in great numbers. The scent is milder than some other varieties of lavender. This plant grows best in full sun with well-drained soil. The plant has to be trimmed after the flowers have bloomed.

5. Lavandula Angustifolia ‘Lullaby Blue’

Lullaby Blue has greyish-green leaves with clusters of light purple flowers that bloom in summer. The flowers bloom in dense clusters, and therefore, this is a very attractive plant.

Like all lavender plants, this attracts bees too and is best grown in an outside garden. The hardy evergreen bush requires a sheltered space to grow with sunlight.

6. Lavandula Stoechas ‘Willow Vale’

This variety of lavender is commonly known as French lavender. The leaves are greyish green in colour. The flowers look considerably different from the varieties of English lavender. The light purple flowers are oval and have a tuft of bracts at the top.

7. Lavandula Stoechas ‘Fathead’

Fathead is very similar to Willow Vale, with the main difference being fathead has fewer tufts of purple at the top. Both are varieties of French lavender. These are extremely easy to grow. Lavender plants have to be pruned to help them bloom better. Lavandula’ Fathead’ attracts a ton of bees because it is rich in nectar and pollen. Birds and butterflies are also attracted to this plant.

8. Lavandula Intermedia ‘Edelweiss’

This lavender plant is a cross between Lavandula latifolia and Lavandula angustifolia. This plant looks considerably different from the other varieties of lavender.

Edelweiss is larger than some other lavender plants. The flowers are white and larger than other lavender flowers. The fragrance is extremely strong and long-lasting. The bloom lasts over a long time.

9. Lavandula Intermedia ‘Grosso’

This variety has strong fragrant flowers with large and frequent blooms. This is one of the most attractive lavender plants that are evergreen.

10. Lavandula intermedia ‘Gros Bleu’

This is a hybrid variety of French lavender known for its resistance to cold weathers and heat and humidity. The tall stems bloom in midsummer with indigo-blue flowers. The flowers grow in a typical mounded fashion that is common for lavender plants.

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Sandhya Karandikar - April 12, 2021

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