Dried bouquet, Royal Velvet (pick up only)
1 bouquet of dried, organically grown Royal Velvet lavender. Approximately 80 stems. For pick-up only, either at the farm or at the shop.
Lavandula angustifolia "Royal Velvet"
Flower Color: Dark Violet Blue
Stem Length: 12-14 inches
Plant Height: 20-24 inches
Best uses: fresh and dried bouquets, culinary, oil/hydrosol
Royal Velvet is a bit of an overachiever. It is a wonderful culinary lavender (with an almost citric-y taste to it), it makes a beautiful fresh or dried bouquet, its oil is lovely. It does everything well. And it was discovered right here in Oregon at the Van Hevelingen Herb Nursery just a few miles from our farm in the 1980s.
This lavender has a compact growth habit with grey-green foliage. It is a bit of a late bloomer, but it’s worth the wait. Its buds look like dark purple velvet (thus the name) and the purple flowers offer a beautiful contrast and make a beautiful fresh bouquet. The buds stay on the stem and hold their dark color so they are great for dried bouquets and wreaths.