Lavender museum

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Lavender

At the time when cutters harvested wild lavender, they had noticed bigger bedding plants they called “rough lavender” or “crossed lavender” : they were lavandines from the natural hybridization of true lavender and spike.
This hybridization is due to flower-visiting insects especially bees. Being a hybrid makes the lavandine sterile and therefore its replication is only possible by taking cuttings.
By 1925-1930 the method of taking cuttings had become prevalent enhancing lavandine cultivation. There are several species of lavandine such as the “Grosso”, the “Abrial” or the “Super”.

Musée de la Lavande

Route de Gordes - D2 - 84220 Coustellet
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