Variety: Lavender

Variety Overview

Lavender has woody stems with velvety silver-green, delicately pointed leaves and pale to deep blue-purple flower buds. The highly fragrant buds are the only part used for cooking, and can be used to flavor baked goods or combined with other herbs to season meat or vegetables. It has a strong, assertive flavor, so a little goes a long way.

Characteristics

  • Herbs
  • Cooking Vegetables
  • Thin woody stems with silvery-green leaves and and pale to deep blue-purple flower buds or blooms

  • An assertive sweet, floral flavor, with medicinal or "soapy" notes such as eucalyptus 

  • Lavender can grow to about 3 feet high

  • Silver-green leaves than turn fully green when mature; pale purple to deep indigo flowers

  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Summer

  • Photo courtesy Wikicommons

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