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Lavenders for All Seasons

The herb of the year: Lavender



Lavenders in rows can be easily studied by growers, but for landscaping, try them in groups.
Text and Photography by Andy Van Hevelingen
Tender Lavandula maroccana’s electric-blue flowers light up a winter greenhouse.
When purchasing L. ­angustifolia ‘Hidcote’, inquire if the plants are seed-grown or vegetatively propagated; those grown from seed may not be ­uniform.
Small, fragrant L. ­angustifolia ‘England’ can find a home in many gardens.
L. stoechas subsp. ­pedunculata displays its bright “rabbit ears,” or bracts.
Lavenders in rows can be easily studied by growers, but for landscaping, try them in groups.
Lavenders in rows can be easily studied by growers, but for landscaping, try them in groups.
L. angustifolia ‘Sarah’ keeps both color and shape during drying.
With its long stems and strong fragrance, the lavandin ‘Grosso’ makes fine lavender wands.











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