lavandula x intermedia 'grosso' (lavender)

Size: 2 gallon

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  • deep blue-purple, fragrant, spiked flowers
  • flower spikes are broader and longer than angustifolia ('ellagance purple', 'hidcoat blue', 'munstead' and 'superblue') types
  • gray-green, scented foliage
  • compact, mounding, shrub-like habit
  • can be shaped for low, border hedges
  • bloom time: july to september
  • zone 5
  • height 50-60cm
  • spread 50-60cm
  • colour purple (deep)
  • lavandula grows best in an average to dry, well-drained soil, in full sun
  • excess, winter moisture may cause the stem to rot and hot, humid summers may cause the leaves to blacken and the plant to deteriorate
  • prune flower stalks to encourage more blooms
  • in the spring, prune plants to the desired size or back to the old woody stems, to promote vigorous growth and keep a dense, compact habit
  • please note: lavenders should never be pruned harder than half way down the stems
  • because of its strong scent, plants can be added throughout the garden to deter insects
  • in mild climates lavenders are evergreen
  • more disease resistant than the angustifolia species ('ellagance purple', 'hidcoat blue', 'munstead' and 'superblue')
  • full sun
  • attracts butterflies
  • deer resistant
  • rabbit resistant
  • drought tolerant, once established
  • evergreen
  • low maintenance
  • fragrant
  • rock garden