FAQ

Frequently asked questions

When is Lavender in bloom?


Lavender mainly blooms, July, August and September.




How long does dried lavender last?


Lavender can last from months to years! As long as you have lavender buds intact you will have fragrance. Just give your bunch or sachet a gentle pinch/squeeze to release more fragrance. The lavender fragrance will fade over time.




What is lavender?


Lavandula (common name Lavender) is a genus of 39 species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae. Many members of the genus are cultivated extensively in temperate climates as ornamental plants for garden and landscape use, for use as culinary herbs, and also commercially for the extraction of essential oils.




What types of lavender does Mountain View Lavender Farm grow?


Grosso, Lavandula x Intermedia and Lavandula angustifolia 'Folgate'




What does it mean to be a small sustainable lavender farm?


Growing a niche crop that meets demand at a profit with a focus on the environmental, social and economic bottom line is the short version of that story.On average, we care for about 1500 lavender plants, performing every step along the way with people power. We are good stewards of this land, growing lavender using natural practices. As farmers, we invest as we go, making sure that we make sound business decisions, care for one another, and all who touch this farm with attention to detail and premium service.




Do you sell lavender plants?


No, we do not at this time.




Is the Mountain View Lavender Farm open to the public?


By appointment only. Contact us at MtViewLavenderBendOregon@gmail.com. COVID safety measures are strongly adhered to on the farm.




Where are your botanicals made?


Mountain View Lavender uses small batch steam distillation to extract the oil from lavender plants right on the farm. Grosso variety is grown to produce both essential lavender oil and hydrosol – a light lavender mist that can be used as a multi-purpose cleaner, skin toner or room freshener. The 110-gallon distiller cooks the plants and condenses the steam into liquid, with each small batch rendering both essential oil and hydrosol. We use the Folgate variety as a dried herb and an ornamental arrangement.