Flower aroma is sweet and powerful. It lacks much
of the camphor/eucalyptus-like overtones that make other lavandins
more intense and spicy.
Provence is gaining in popularity for its potential
in perfumes, potpourris, sachets, lavender wands and some culinary
Landscape use: as an accent plant, in mass plantings
and in pottery at least 24” in diameter. Exceptionally long
flowered from early summer through early autumn. Makes excellent
Perhaps the sweetest of the lavandins and therefore
appropriate for desserts, ice creams, sorbets, and breads as well
as for heartier fare. It is stronger than English lavender so you
may not want to use as much. Heat and cooking temperatures affect
intensity of lavender aroma. May need to experiment for appropriate
Produces more oil and is highly valued for sweet
aroma - first variety to experiment with in distilling and
making tinctures. 4 lbs of blossoms = 1 ounce of oil.