'Grosso' lavender

Lavandula  × intermedia 'Grosso'

Photo/Illustration: 
Melissa Lucas
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'Grosso' lavender (Lavandula  × intermedia 'Grosso')
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Synonyms:  Lavandula X intermedia 'Lavandin'
Genus:  Lavandula
This hardy lavender stands out for its unusually large, dark blue-purple flowers, silvery green foliage, and heavy fragrance. It is often used in perfumes. Growing to 30 inches tall and nearly as wide, 'Grosso'  has very long flower spikes and blooms from midsummer into autumn. It is especially attractive as an edging.
Care:  Provide full sun and well-drained, sandy soil. Lavender tolerates drought, but not excessive winter moisture or very high humidity.
Problems:  Leaf spot, root rot.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Fragrant Flowers,
Fragrant Foliage,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Niagara
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower,
Dried Flower
Style
Cottage Garden,
Formal Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant,
Drought Tolerant
Type
Herbs

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