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Lavandula x intermedia 'Grosso'


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Key information

Flower colour



Flowers, Dramatic foliage, Aromatic foliage



Skill level


photo by Neil Holmes, copyright GAP Photos (26969)

Plant details

This lavender has a strong summer show of richly scented, bluish-purple flowers. They are ideal for sunny, quick-draining Mediterranean-type gardens, or for fringing long borders flanking a path so that visitors can brush their hands along the flowerheads. Since the plants aren't totally hardy, they need a sheltered, sunny position, and in areas with winter frosts, they need to be grown at the foot of a south-facing wall. If in doubt, dig up and keep over winter in a large pot in a frost-free greenhouse. Give a light all-over trim in early spring to promote lots of new growth.

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Lavandula

Species: x intermedia

Cultivar: Grosso

Flower colour: Purple

Foliage colour: Silver

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage, Aromatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 76cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to take cuttings: June to July

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