Lavender

Lavandula × intermedia 'Grosso'

Lavender - Lavandula × intermedia  'Grosso'

Common Name: Lavender
Genus: Lavandula
Species: × intermedia
Cultivar: 'Grosso'

The word Lavandula is derived from the Latin for ‘wash’; a reference to how the Greeks and Romans would use these plants as a herbal additive in their bathing water.

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Good for wildlife, Makes a good hedge

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.50 m (50 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Purple
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: July & August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained

This vigorous English lavender produces masses of slender spikes of vivid violet flowers between July and August above grey-green leaves. It makes a gorgeous flowering informal hedge, especially along a path where its fragrance can be appreciated. It works well in a Mediterranean garden or clipped into a formal sphere for a contemporary look. The flower-spikes are also a magnet for bees and other nectar-loving insects.

Garden Care: Cut back the stalks after the flowers have faded to retain a compact shape. Carefully trim back in April, taking care not to cut into old wood.


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