Lavender is one of our most beloved Old World herbs. Their fragrant oil is a wondrous gift when used in soaps, lotions, and cosmetics. The beautiful and aromatic flowers are a superb nectar and pollen source for honeybees , other native pollinating bees, and butterflies. And these waterwise shrubs are a cornerstone genus recommended for abundant use in xeric gardens and landscapes.
FlowerKisser® Delft Blue and White English Lavender is a unique find made by our Chief Horticulturist David Salman. While on a walk with his dogs, David spotted a curious volunteer seedling that had popped up in a patch of lavender plants growing in a commercial landscape near his home in New Mexico. The plant was small, but there were a handful of flower spikes that caught his eye, with pure white buds (calyxes) and soft blue flowers (corollas). With permission, he harvested a few cuttings to take back to the greenhouse for propagation. And after several years of garden evaluation, it was clear that the pure white buds and light blue flowers were not an anomaly, and were produced abundantly each growing season.