Lavender flowers are attractive an plant that explodes into an abundance of beautiful purple colored blooms. Lavender flowers emit a strong, pleasing aroma when crushed. When dried, lavender retains both its color and scent which makes it a favorite for dried floral arrangements. Lavender products are abundant today with lavender festivals held to introduce individuals to lavender's uses in the home and for health purposes. Modern restaurants use lavender flowers to magnify the look and taste of popular dishes.