5 Fun Facts About Lavender

  1. Lavender has more than 45 species and over 450 different varieties in colors ranging from blue, purple, white, pink, and even red.

  2. The scientific name for lavender, “Lavendula”, comes from the Latin verb lavare which means “to wash”.

  3. The two main lavenders grown are Lavandula Angustifolia, also known as true Lavender and Lavandula x Intermedia, also known as Lavandin.

  4. During medieval times, Lavender was once used as currency in France.

  5. Lavender is considered one of the most versatile plants with uses including culinary, medical, and crafting purposes.

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