Name: Lavender Super (Lavandula angustifolia)
Height: 10-12″ stems
Color: Grey-green foliage with rich, deep blue flower spikes appearing on short stems
Qualities: Some of the largest blooms in the Lavandula family
One of the longest of the English variety:
The super blue lavender is known for just that – it has a super purple blue color making it a striking choice for dried bouquets and arrangements. It’s scent is also one of the most original English lavender scents making it a great choice for oils or any use where the scent of lavender needs to be undoubtedly lavender like.
Super is of the lavandin tribe, which is the name for a variety of lavender that comes from a cross of spike and English lavender. The lavandin varieties such as Super and Grosso are recommended for producing oils, tinctures and the like. The oil from the lavandins such as the Super, can produce up to ten times the amount than the higher quality/lower yielding Angustifolias due to the presence of high camphor.