Royal Velvet

Lavandula Angustifolia

Flower Color: Dark Violet Blue

Stem Length:  12-14 inches

Plant Height:  20-24 inches

Best uses: bouquets, crafts, culinary, oil

This lavender has a compact growth habit with grey-green foliage.  It was a seedling from ‘Royal Purple’ and selected for its very dark buds and flowers that bloom later in June than most other lavender varieties.  The buds stay on the stem and hold their color very well. The flowers make nice long lasting fresh and dried bouquets and can be used in arrangements and wreaths. The flowers also produce a very fragrant essential oil and a nicely scented hydrosol that can be used in a variety of lavender products. The beautiful buds are used fresh and dried for culinary lavender.