Folgate is Blooming

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Folgate is Blooming

Blooming Folgate

Blooming Folgate

 

Lavandula Angustifolia “Folgate” is the official name of this beauty.

Out of 39 species of lavender and over 400 varieties within those species we grow 14 of the commercially on the farm. We have more in our demonstration garden.

This variety (Folgate) produces bushes that are quite large for this species:

Folgate Bush with ruler

Folgate Bush with ruler

We have just harvested the first row of it in this season’s bloom.

One Folgate Row Harvested

One Folgate Row Harvested

The bees love it, can you see theĀ bee that was up early in the morning to start working on gathering pollen?

Bee at Work on Folgate

Bee at Work on Folgate

The flowers are lush. This is what one looks like next to a ruler.

Folgate Flower

  • Folgate is hardy, withstands cold and comes back every year.
  • Like all lavenders it prefers to have full sun and well drained soil.
  • It cannot tolerate being in standing water & puddles.
  • It makes a good cut flower and is used as a culinary herb.
  • Versatile, it is used in various types of gardens and hedges. It is spectacular en masse.
  • Bees love it which makes it a good habitat plant for beneficial insects

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