Our small property, Lavender House, is home to THE PERFUMERY Tasmania's premier manufacturing perfumery. The main point of interest is the large building at the top of the hill, which houses the manufacturing area plus the Showroom and gift shop.
For the added pleasure and interest of our many visitors, Lavender House planted a small collection of different species and varieties of lavender in 1997. These 20 year old lavenders are showing their age now but still flower intermittently between September & May providing interesting photo opportunities for visitors.
Usually in autumn (Mid March - April) you will find Lavendula Intermedia & Dentata, showing gentle soft blues and greys.
In winter (April - June) you will find Lavendula dentata, lovely clear blues and soft grey foliage.
In spring (September - November) Lavendula stoechas flowers in many vibrant colours.
In summer (late November - mid January) see the full glory of Lavendula angustifolia in blues and purples.This is also the season also for the splendor of the angustifolia variety of true perfumery lavender that we grow for our own perfume oil. You could almost float on the fragrance of this sweet mauve lavender variety.
Lavendula intermedia and Lavendula dentata have flowered now and will be trimmed back soon to flower again in mid March
Lavendula angustifolia , the popular purple varieties, are looking brown. They will be trimmed off now to flower again in November.
Lavendula stoechas, the brilliant spring flowers are brown now but the unusual summer rain has caused them to flower again. This looks strange, browned off below with new bright flowers above.