For some reason, it took me a while to add lavender to the garden even though I wanted some. I just didn't know where to put it. Last year, I got some plants and tucked them in where a path makes a turn near the back yard lilac bush. I put in two varieties.
Lavandula, intermedia 'Grosso' (Fat Bud French Lavender)
It is suppose to be excellent for use as a dried flower.
Lavandula, angustifolia 'Buena Vista' (Buena Vista English Lavender)
It is suppose to bloom twice per season.
Both are to have excellent fragrance. Early indications are that they do. I keep smelling the lavender when I'm in the area.
I got a few blooms last year, but nothing like I'm seeing this year. I purposely planted the two varieties together hoping for a nice display.
I'm already planning sachets of lavender.