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Varieties of Lavender for the Garden

Take advantage of the differences in growing requirements to find a lavender that's perfect for your garden.

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Spanish lavender

Known for its colorful "rabbit-ear" bracts on pineapple-shaped flower heads, Spanish lavender is one of the first lavenders to bloom. Flowering occurs mid spring to early summer and the scent is compared to rosemary. The species is dark purple; cultivars include pink and maroon. Best in USDA Hardiness Zones 8 and 9, though certain selections are rated for Zone 7.