There are two main types of lavender: English (Lavandula Angustifolia) which is the most common type. It is often considered the best smelling as well. It is great for gardening hedges, potpourri, and for essential oils. Their blooming period is mid June to late July and the varieties include Royal Velvet, Buena Vista, Betty’s Blue, Melissa, Folgate, and Munstead. The second type is Lavandin(Lavandula x Intermedia) which is recommended for producing commercial oil and dried bundles. Their blooming period is Early July to late August and the varieties include Hidcote Giant, Seal, Grosso, Provence, Super, and White Spike.