Certified BIO lavender: Simonato, the only producer in Italy
15 April 2021
Lavender is an intensely fragrant shrub that can be grown in the garden or in a pot. It is a highly resilient plant that adapts to various climate conditions, though it favours a warm, dry climate. It is known for its lilac, spike-shaped flowers and is classified as an aromatic plant thanks to its incredible scent and beneficial properties.
It is for this reason, specifically, that there has been great demand for lavender in recent years, including in Italy.
Interesting facts about lavender
Known since ancient times, lavender was used by the ancient Egyptians during mummification and for cosmetic purposes, while the Romans used it to scent their bathwater, a practice from which its name derives (from the Latin “lavare”, "to wash"). Pliny the Elder described it as one of the most commonly used aromatic herbs, due to its refreshing, calming properties.
Lavender began to become popular around 1600 and was used in perfume-making. Ladies at the time would also sew little bags of lavender flowers underneath their skirts, to keep their undergarments smelling fragrant, and perhaps it is this custom that is behind the continued use of scented bags in drawers and to keep moths away from fabrics.
The certified-organic lavender plants grown by Simonato
We aim to promote biodiversity using production systems capable of protecting the environment and people. For this reason, each lavender plant comes with certification that no pesticides or chemical fertilizers have been used. We have also been awarded ICEA certification, guaranteeing the production of organic aromatic plants in accordance with the high quality standards required by the European Regulation.
Simonato Organic Lavender, suitable for use in the kitchen
The certified-organic growing method used means our lavender is also perfectly suitable for cooking with, ideal for flavouring meat dishes, and lamb in particular. The flowers and leaves of our lavender plants can also be used to flavour jams and vinegar.
Discover organic lavender and all our organic plants by visiting the relevant section.