Tuscany offers many places where to enjoy lavender in bloom, from the Maremma to the Chianti hills of Fonterutoli and Castellina, from the rolling hills of Santa Luce up to Massarosa.
What kind of lavender grows in Italy?
Lavandula Stoechas Avonview
Italian lavender comes from the Spanish Lavender plant and is so named Lavandula Stoechas Avonview. It is an evergreen plant that grows to half a meter in height, although most plants stay around 12cm.
Where is the lavender fields in Italy?
The sensory experience of lavender crops in the Pisan hills
There is a corner of Tuscany that has an intensely lilac color and boasts an intoxicating lavender scent. It’s the perfect place for photographs, but also for meditating and simply getting lost in the perfumes and colors of the Mediterranean scrub.
Where does lavender grow in Europe?
The best known of them all is the Provence region in southern France. The countryside is scattered with vibrant purple fields from mid-June to early July. They even have a Lavender Museum where you can learn about the plants history and even participate in a workshop (there are some great ones to choose from).
What country is known for lavender?
Provence is one of the world’s most famous spots for lavender. Visit from mid-June to mid-July and you’ll be mesmerized by the endless rows of purple that stretch as far as the eye can see.
What country has best lavender fields?
The Most Beautiful Lavender Fields Around The World
- La Lavanda di Elvio, Sardinia.
- Valensole, Provence, France.
- Chemin de Lavandes, Sault, Provence, France.
- Snowshill Lavender Farm, Cotswolds, England.
- Hitchin Lavender, Hertfordshire, England.
- Lordington Lavender, Sussex, England.
- Castle Farm, Kent, England.
What is the lavender Capital of the World?
Pride of the PNW: Sequim is the lavender capital of the world.
Where is the largest lavender garden in Europe?
Chodouň in Central Bohemia is a lavender haven and boasts the biggest organic lavender field in Europe. Lavender Valley is nestled in the heart of the Barrandien Geopark, a geologically unique region between Prague and Plzen.
Where is lavender most commonly grown?
Lavandula (common name lavender) is a genus of 47 known species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is native to the Old World and is found in Cape Verde and the Canary Islands, and from Europe across to northern and eastern Africa, the Mediterranean, southwest Asia to India.
Where is lavender grown mostly?
Lavender fields are located across California, with most found in Northern California and the Central Coast. In Northern California, head to Sonoma or Solano counties. There are Central Coast lavender fields around Ojai, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz as well.
Where is lavender usually grown?
Lavender’s native habitat is the area around the Mediterranean Sea which has dry, chalky/rocky ground, so it thrives on hot, dry, rocky, or sandy soil. Good drainage is a must – too much rain and it drowns. Some people have great success growing the hybrid Lavandula x-intermedia, var.
Is lavender a Mediterranean plant?
Lavender is a Mediterranean plant (in needs if not always in geographic origin) and needs lots of sun and fast-draining soil. It will not survive long in shady, damp or extremely cold conditions. It prefers poor, dry or moderately fertile soil, including chalky and alkaline soils.
Where is the largest lavender farm?
Bridestowe Lavender Estate runs over 260 acres and is the world’s largest privately-owned lavender farm. With an estimated 650,000 plants, the lavender rows stretch for about 200 kilometres in total – our guests love to get lost in the purple flowers, clean air and open spaces of our farm.