Lavender’s flower meaning is “expecting love.”
It is the symbol of purity, serenity, and calmness.
Standing amidst a sea of lavender flowers, you can enjoy a moment of tranquility accompanied by lavender’s soothing scents surrounding you and your loved ones.
There are many types of lavenders, and our farm is proud to introduce our four well-grown species –
Superblue Lavender, Melissa Lavender, Grosso Lavender, and French Lavender.
There are 4 kinds of lavender in
Superblue, Melissa, Grosso, and French.
Superblue Lavender is also called the “True Lavender” and it is currently the most grown lavender breed at Richmond Lavenderland.
It is a member of the English Lavender Family.
Superblue Lavenders are low-growing shrubs with grey-green foliage and deep blue flowers.
Superblue Lavender can promote relaxation, reduce stress, and help with insomnia.
It is also edible and can be used for baking and cooking purposes.
Mid-June to mid-August
Superblue Lavender is commonly featured in essential oils. It has soothing effects that can promote sleep quality. Superblue Lavender essential oils are often used during SPA and massage practices.
Dried Superblue Lavender buds can be used in baking or lavender tea. For more information about Superblue Lavender bakery items, please check our baking demonstration.
(aka. Melissa lilac Lavender)
Melissa Lavender is a member of the English Lavender family.
We often call Melissa Lavender the “Treasure” at Richmond Lavenderland
as its essential extract is quite limited.
Melissa Lavender has grey green leaves with delicate pink flowers. It has a distinct sweet and citric-like scent which differentiates it from the Super Blue Lavender’s fragrance.
Melissa Lavender can help improve sleep quality and promote relaxation.
Early July to mid-September
Melissa Lavender essential oils can promote sleep quality.
Dried Melissa Lavender sachets can also be used as an air freshener in rooms and offices.
(aka. Lavandula x intermedia Grosso)
Grosso Lavender is a hybrid of English Lavender/True Lavender and Spike Lavender.
It is also known as Lavandin Grosso.
Gross Lavender is usually taller than English Lavender. During its blooming season, you can easily spot its long silver green foliage with grey violet buds.
Grosso Lavender has the characteristics of both English Lavender and Spike Lavender.
It can promote muscle relaxation and reduce migraines with its refreshing and soothing effects.
Mid-July to mid-September
Grosso Lavender essential oil is widely featured in skincare products such as soap, shampoo, and body lotion. It can also be found in products like laundry detergents, dish soup and anti-mosquito spray.
Its relaxing effects can alleviate muscle fatigue and reduce stress.
French Lavender originates from Spain and is, therefore, also called the “Spanish Lavender.”
In addition, French Lavender’s flower is crowned by a mass of purple ovoid bracts and, thus, is also known as the “Topped Lavender.”
French Lavenders are small shrubs with pinkish purple flowers. Each flower is subtended by a bract. At the top of the spike are several larger sterile bracts which make French Lavender’s appearance resemble a "pineapple."
French Lavender contains a higher level of ketone compared to other types of lavenders. Ketone is a neurotoxin that may present certain risks. Please consult physicians or healthcare providers before using any products that may contain French Lavender extract such as essential oils.
Early June to end October
Most French Lavenders are used for ornamental purposes. Dried French Lavender can be added in smudge sticks to repel mosquitoes.