At Mayfield Lavender we grow two varieties of lavandula angustifolia (English Lavender), the Folgate and Maillette varieties and a hybrid variety of lavandula x intermedia, Grosso.
Lavandula angustifolia has narrow leaves and short stems with flower heads that are barrel-shaped as opposed to spikey as in the lavandula x intermedia variety.
Folgate and Maillette are two of the highest quality varieties of English Lavender and are characterised by their amazing iridescent blue colour and sweet cosmetic scent.
We grow Grosso which is a variety of lavandula x intermedia. It is a hybrid plant that is the result of a natural cross-pollination of Lavandula angustifolia and spike lavender. Grosso lavender has larger leaves, longer stems and larger flower heads that are pointed at the tip. Its stem carries three flower heads which consequently yield more oil. The oil produced from this plant is called lavandin and it has a stronger camphoracious fragrance profile.