Lavandula x intermedia 'Grosso'

Lavandula x intermedia 'Grosso'

Lavender

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Lavandula x intermedia 'Grosso'
  • Common name: Lavender
  • Plant type: Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 90cm

Spread: 90cm

Flower colour:
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • BlueGreen
  • Features: Aromatic foliage, Attractive to wildlife, Flowers, Scented flowers

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Lavender is one of the most popular small garden shrubs. Plants have narrow, oily and aromatic evergreen leaves and bear dense spikes of small tubular flowers in summer.

Cultivars of Lavandula x intermedia are a cross between Lavandula angustifolia and Lavandula latifolia. They are typically larger and more robust than Lavandula angustifolia, and flower over a longer period. They also have broader leaves and longer flower stalks, making them particularly suited to using as a cut flower.

Lavandula x intermedia  ‘Grosso’ bears large flower heads in rich purple, over a long period. It makes an excellent hedge or specimen for a large herbaceous border.

For best results, grow ‘Grosso’ in well-drained soil in full sun. Cut back the flower stalks after they have finished, and then trim back plants in April, if necessary.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front, Middle
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers, Makes a good wildlife hedge, Seeds for birds

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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