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Lavender Grosso

Lavender Grosso

Long stemmed lavender used for cut flowers!
Item: #LAVGR1Q
ZONE 5,6,7,8,9
As low as $8.19
  • Most fragrant of all lavenders
  • Aromatic rich purple blooms in midsummer that repeat later in the season
  • Long stems and strong fragrance make for great cuts and lavender wands
  • Used for satchets and pillows
  • Makes impact as a low hedge plant or border plant
  • Extra large variety grows 36" tall x 36" wide
  • Jumbo 1 Quart pot
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Lavender Grosso Description

With one of the strongest fragrance among lavenders, Grosso is a popular French hybrid with gray-green evergreen leaves and fragrant, dark blue spikes that are nice and long - perfect for cutting, and for sachets and lavender wands.  Flower spikes are larger and more plump than other lavenders, and rise well above the foliage mound. Grosso grows up to 36" tall x 36" wide and makes an aromatic, low growing, hedge plant or border plant. Known for high disease resistance, and recommended for the best dried flower bundles.

Lavender is heat, drought and wind tolerant. It needs full sun, and excellent sharp drainage.  Shear faded blooms after flowering for a dense shape, and to promote reblooming.

Special Features:  Butterfly Lovers, Cold Hardy, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage,Deer Proof, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Fragrance, Heat Tolerant, Long Blooming, Multi-Seasonal Interest, Rabbit Resistant Winter Interest

Quick Facts

  • Botanical Name:
    Lavandula X Intermedia var.'Grosso'
  • Common Name:
    Lavender
  • Zone: 5,6,7,8,9
  • Sun Exposure:
    Full Sun
  • Delivery:
    See Schedule
  • Ship Form:
    1 Quart
  • Soil Type:
    Normal
  • Soil Moisture:
    Average
  • Height x Width:
    36" x 36"
  • Flower Color:
    Lavender
  • Foliage Color:
    Silver
  • Bloom Season:
    Summer
  • Uses:
    Container Gardening, Cottage Gardening, Edging, Ground Cover, Massing, Ornamental, Woodland
  • Cannot Ship to:
    AK,CAN, HI, PR
  • Patent #:PPAF

Ideas and How-to's

SUGGESTED PRODUCTS

PLANTING GUIDE

Soil: Grow in average, dry to medium, well-drained, alkaline soil (pH should be 6.5 or higher). Prefers a light, sandy soil with somewhat low fertility.
Light: Full sun
Water: Dry to medium -- Root rot commonly attacks plants grown in poorly drained soils. High summer humidity in southern growing zones is not appreciated. To combat high humidity, consider using rock instead of organic mulch.
Spacing: 18 - 24 inches
Fertilizing: Feed with a light application of general purpose, or time release fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
Winterizing: Plants may not survive in winter if soils are not well-drained and/or if temperatures dip below zero degrees without protective snow cover. Prefers southwestern exposure and protection from winter wind.
Maintenance & Pruning: Remove faded flowers to promote continued bloom. Prune once or twice a year to keep plant shapely. Prune option #1: in the spring after the lavender wakes up. Wait until the lavender has signs of new growth (do not worry if it takes a while to wake up). Prune option #2: in the fall around early October. The rule of thumb in pruning is 1/3 of the plant or about 2 inches above the wood. If you prune into the wood you run the risk of the plant not coming back.

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