You don’t need the JUMBO box of ALL 64 Crayola Crayons to enjoy the full spectrum of colorful hues found in lavender. Only 17 are required!
Lavender Flower Colors are expressed in 17 richly hued varieties, from White, Yellow, Pink, Blue, and into all shades of Purple
With more than 450 varieties of lavender to choose from, you are certain to find the perfect colors for your garden at Victors Lavender.
The color of lavender flowers comes from their calyx, or bud, and corolla, or petals. These two parts of each lavender flower often have slightly different hues from one another. Resulting in a different shade on the color wheel of gorgeous lavender.
When choosing lavender plants for their color, consider the application your eye will take in all their splendor. If selecting lavender varieties for drying, look for those with darker-hued flowers, which will dry to an attractive purple (or blue!). On the other hand, pale flowers, such as pink and white colors look lovely in the garden and fresh bouquets, however, they often dry to an unappealing gray or brown.
When landscaping with lavender’s myriad of stunning contrast of colors, try planting a pale-flowered cultivar, like ‘Edelweiss’, with a deep purple variety like ‘Hidcote’. Some varieties, like the bicolor Spanish Lavender’s ‘Otto Quast’ or ‘Ballerina’, make a statement all on their own. Plant long-stemmed cultivars of several different colors to make beautiful fresh bouquets so you can enjoy lavender indoors as well as out.
Pair these stunning hues with soft gray-green foliage, and you have a beautiful landscaping plant. The delightful spectrum of lavender flower colors broadens the applications of lavender in landscaping, giving you greater creative freedom with this wonderfully fragrant herb.
Some content for this post thanks to the BackYardGardenLover article by S. Manickam