Intermedia Lavender Cultivars

Abrialis (Lav. Intermedia cv.) ***

Zone 5-9              Growth 26-32”

One of the first field varieties from France. Has well shaped spikes used as an oil or fragrant plant.

 


Amethyst (Lav. Intermedia cv.)

Zone 5-9               Growth 30-40”

This selection will stand out from others with its robust fragrance and oil yields. Derived from an Australian cultivar this is a somewhat new cultivar to the United States. 

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Fat Spike Grosso (Lav. Intermedia cv.) **

Zone 5-9              Growth 24-30”

A great variety for it’s oil as well as crafts. Its name is very descriptive of the rather large “fat” spikes.

 


Gros Bleu (Lav. Intermedia cv.) **

Zone 5-9              Growth 20-24”

A newer cultivar also from France, having longer dark blue spikes, works well as an ornamental plant or for crafts.

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Grosso (Lav. Intermedia cv.)

Zone 5-9              Growth 24-30”

Discovered in France in 1972 by Pierre Grosso, known for its oil this is the most widely planted variety in the world. 

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Impress Purple (Lav. Intermedia cv.)

Zone 5-9              Growth 24-30”

An amazing dark cross used for fragrant hedges and for its essential oil production. French origin.

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Joan Head (Lav. Intermedia cv.) ***

Zone 7-10            Growth 20-30”

This vibrant dark violet flower makes for a stunning ornamental plant or hedge.

 


Provence (Lav. Intermedia cv.)

Zone 5-9              Growth24-36”

A light purple cultivar with green foliage, a true French variety that makes a nice ornamental or oil.

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Purple Ambiance (Lav. Intermedia cv.)

Zone 5-9               Growth 36-40”

Known for its size and oil production this Australian cultivar is a fine choice for anyone looking to produce essential oils.

 


Seal (Lav. Intermedia cv.) ***

Zone 5-9              Growth 32-38”

An impressively large variety with bright violet-blue spikes. Introduced by Herb Farm in Seal, United Kingdom prior to 1935. This selection works well in sachets, the fragrance will last for almost two years.

 


Silver Frost (Lav. Chaytorae cv.) **

Zone 6-9              Growth 18-24”

With an eye catching silver foliage and deep purple spikes this plant will become a favorite in no time. Great for ornamental as well as hedges.

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Super (Lav. Intermedia cv.)

Zone 5-9              Growth 24-36”

Originated in France and introduced about 1956 this large plant with long stems has dark purple spikes. It is possibly the best intermediate oil plant with a bouquet very similar to an angustifolia.

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