Lavender 101

Lavendula x-intermedia

Lavender species have been hybridized over the centuries.

One type of hybrid, the x-intermedia (a cross between Lav. Angustifolia and Lav. Latifolia) contains many varieties,


Lavender Varieties

Lav. x-intermedia var. Edelweiss

by Donna Anderson of Lavender Acres

First time visitors to a lavender farm frequently exclaim, “I thought it was just a purple bush!” Even enthusiasts are amazed to find out how many varieties exist. Currently there are over 45 different species with over 450 varieties. More lavender species/varieties have yet to be classified.


Soil Preparation for Lavender

Curtis Swift, Ph.D. High Altitude Lavender, [email protected]

Soil preparation for Lavandula is critical for the long term survival of the plantation. Neglecting to prepare the soil properly will reduce the longevity and yield of the crop.


Lavender Harvesting Techniques Invented

Central Coast Lavender

by Lila Avery-Fuson,  Central Coast Lavender Farm

‘Harvest is the process of gathering mature crops from the fields.  Reaping is the cutting of grain or pulse for harvest, typically using a scythe, sickle, or reaper.


Certified Organic?

To be certified or not to be certified organic; that is the question. In reality, this can be a difficult decision.

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