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Ellagance Snow Lavender: Lavandula angustifolia ‘Ellagance Snow’

About Ellagance Snow

Ellagance Snow English Lavender, or Lavandula angustifolia ‘Ellagance Snow’, is part of the “Ellagance Series” of lavender bred to be easily grown from seed. The white flowers of Ellagance Snow Lavender not only intrigue to any garden but also serve as a favorite on our farm, as a unique compact lavender different from the rest.

As a compact English lavender variety that grows to 12″T x 10″W at maturity, Ellagance Snow Lavender serves its purpose as an ornamental at our lavender farm. Ellagance Snow is a suitable perennial for USDA hardiness zones 5-8. Ellagance Snow is a long bloomer with bright white blossoms.

What is Ellagance Snow Lavender Good For?

Ellagance Snow Lavender for Aromatherapy

English lavender is highly prized in the world of aromatherapy, often considered the gold standard for its soothing and calming properties. It contains high levels of linalool, a naturally occurring compound known for its relaxing effects on both the mind and body.

However, despite its numerous benefits, English lavender is very stingy when it comes to oil production. This scarcity has led to the exploration of alternatives such as lavender hydrosol, which offers a more sustainable and affordable alternative to true lavender essential oil for enjoying the therapeutic benefits of this beloved plant.

Whether you’re looking to unwind after a long day or seeking relief from stress and anxiety, English lavender aromatherapy can be a wonderful addition to your self-care routine. Its gentle fragrance and calming properties make it a popular choice for those seeking natural remedies for relaxation and well-being.

Ellagance Snow Lavender for Culinary Dishes

The history of English Lavender for culinary dishes dates back to medieval times. Lavender’s “acquired taste” is currently gaining popularity and you can find lavender culinary creations anywhere from your local coffee houses to lavender infused cocktails at your favorite watering hole.

I would describe the flavor and scent profile that Ellagance Snow lavender lends to a dish as “sweet,” like candy. It is a perfect compliment to baked goods and dairy infusions.

Ellagance Snow Lavender for Skincare

When processed into a hydrosol, Lavender hydrosol’s pH mimics your skin’s pH. This makes Ellagance Snow lavender hydrosol perfect for any type of skin from dry to balanced to oily. Spritz in your hair for a “next day no-poo alternative” or on your face for a balancing toner.

Ellagance Snow Lavender for Crafts

Ellagance Snow lavender is a compact plant so its buds are not large nor are the stalks lengthy. The scent is sweet so you can dry buds for sachets. They do lend a beautiful scent in lavender wands and pairing with longer stemmed lavender is complimentary.

Natural Bug Repellent

Lavender naturally repels bugs. I often forget to use insect repellent when I leave my property. Give the green lavender leaves a squeeze to release the lavender scent and rub the scent on your arms and legs or spray lavender hydrosol directly on your skin to test the possibilities.

How to Plant & Care for Ellagance Snow Lavender

Ellagance Snow Lavender prefers a sunny spot (8+ hours) plus well draining, alkaline and sandy soil with a soil pH between 6.7-7.3. Planting on a sunny slope will produce best results.

You should fertilize and prune your Ellagance Snow two times a year (at the same time.) I recommend dolomite lime as the only fertilizer that you use. Nitrogen heavy fertilizers will kill your plant or slow bud/flower production.

The first time will be a light prune when your lavender is coming out of winter dormancy coupled with 1/4 cup of dolomite lime 6 inches from the base of the plant. The second time will be hard prune when you are done harvesting coupled with 1/4 cup of dolomite lime 6 inches at the base of the plant.

We do have a general comprehensive lavender growing guide available with more detailed information about creating the ideal conditions for your lavender garden..

Growing Ellagance Snow Lavender from Seed

The Lavender Gardeners Toolkit

Ellagance Snow was bred to be grown from seed so it is extremely easy to germinate from seed. You do not need to cold stratify Ellagance Snow lavender seeds but you do need to give them plenty of light and heat to germinate. Ellagance Snow Lavender germinates quickly: 3-7 days under ideal conditions. We go into great depth on germinating lavender from seed in this guide.

Growing Ellagance Snow Lavender as an Indoor Plant

Ellagance Snow can be overwintered inside and for up to one year. We do sell our Ellagance Snow lavender plants all year round so we do give guidance on overwintering. It is not recommended to grow inside after a year as Ellagance Snow is a medium sized English lavender and has a healthy sized root system. While Ellagance Snow Lavender would rather be outside, it is compact so it is also suitable for indoor enjoyment.

To overwinter an Ellagance Snow plant indoors, make sure your pot is the right size and your plant does not become root bound. Continue to “pot up” if it is root bound. Use cactus soil for the potting medium. We water our indoor lavender “from the bottom.” This means use a saucer under your pot and fill it with water. Allow the water in the saucer to dry out for two days before filling with water again. While lavender does not care for fertilizer, indoor lavender plants will need a light application of indoor houseplant fertilizer monthly. Keep your lavender in a south facing window in the warmest room in the house. Lavender needs ample light to flourish so it is a good idea to have a grow light adjusted to 12-15″ above the plant.

Ellagance Snow Lavender Bloom Time on Our Farm

Ellagance Snow is a mid to late bloomer and a long bloomer as well. It blooms around late June and will send up lighter flushes all the way until September. Our farm is located in a “microclimate” in Southwest Michigan. Our farm is one of the first to bud and bloom. There is only one other lavender farm located in the same microclimate that buds and blooms on the same cycle as our farm! Check out Michigan Lavender Bloom Schedules.

If you want to see our Ellagance Snow in bud or bloom, I highly recommend following Twin Flame Lavender Farm’s facebook page where we give regular bud and bloom updates!

Harvesting and Processing Ellagance Snow Lavender

Typical processing methods for Ellagance Snow Lavender are vinegar or oil infusions, extracts & hydrodistillation. Unless copious amounts of Ellagance Snow grown, steam distillation for oil is not recommended as Ellagance Snow is stingy with its oil.

Buy Ellagance Snow Lavender Plants For Sale

We do grow and sell Ellagance Snow lavender plants all year long. They are one of the varieties that may be included in our “Grower’s Choice 6 Pack Lavender Plants.” We do pick out 6 of the most viable and healthy lavender choices ready to go to a new home out of the 12 varieties we grow for your 6-pack. If you are specifically interested in Ellagance Snow for your 6-pack, please contact us for availability prior to ordering.

Lavender Farmer | Aromatherapist | Yoga Instructor at Twin Flame Lavender Farm | Vibe Aroma LLC | + posts

Renee started out as an avid real estate blogger in 2006. Opting for a less stressful life, Paul and Renee moved to Michigan in 2018 and started a lavender farm in 2019.

There are very few resources available to aspiring lavender farmers for growing lavender, lavender aromatherapy and lavender culinary infusion.

Renee hopes to change and shake up the world of lavender by sharing her knowledge and experience she has gained by being a lavender farmer and aromatherapist with lavender lovers all over the world.

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