In 2015 after a lot of research, we began planting lavender. In our first year, we had just under 4,000 plants. By 2018 we added over 10,000 plants. The farm itself is 26 acres; home to the 14,000+ plants, farm store, greenhouse, garden, chicken coop, wetlands and more. We grow our plants without pesticides or other chemicals. Lavender is naturally drought- and pest-resistant however, we must weed and nurture our plants by hand to ensure their health and productivity.
We have 9 varieties of Lavender on the farm: 6 lavandula angustifolias and 3 lavandula x. intermedia.
Lavandula is a genus of 47 known species of flowering plants in the mint family.
The most widely cultivated species is Lavandula angustifolia (English Lavender). Types of Lavandula angustifolia on the farm; Hidcote, Big Time Blue, Melissa, Rosea, Royal Velvet and Munstead.
Lavandula x. intermedia, also called Lavandin, is a hybrid cross between Lavandula angustifolia and Lavandula latifolia (Portuguese Lavender). These plants tend to grow a bit larger than English Lavender. Types of Lavandin on the farm; Grosso, Phenomenal and Edelweiss.