One of the Best for Fragrance Grosso Lavender
- Very Fragrant Variety
- 6-Inch Long Dark Purple Flower Spikes
- Showy Purple Bracts
- Remains Showy for Months
- Produces Hundreds of Flowers per Season
- Wonderful Variety for Drying
- Create Sachets, Wands and Potpourri
- Silvery Foliage is Semi-Evergreen
- Drought Tolerant
- Cold-Hardy and Heat-Tolerant Natural Hybrid
- Easy to Grow
- Grows Best in Poor Soils
Adore the rich scent of Lavender? Grow the variety most used by commercial growers at your home!
Grosso Lavender (Lavandula x intermedia 'Grosso') is strongly fragrant (and is arguably THE most fragrant variety). It features hundreds of large, dark purple fragrant flowers on long, showy spikes.
That beautiful dark color and outstanding fragrance holds fast, even when the spikes are dried. If you craft with Lavender, you need to include this variety in your Herb Garden.
With a mounded, tidy form and very attractive foliage, Grosso puts on a magnificent display even when out of bloom. In the warmest climates, the silvery-green foliage remains evergreen for year-round interest.
Grosso is a natural hybrid between cold-hardy English Lavender angustilfolia and the ruggedly durable latifolia varieties that are seen in the Provencal landscape. Just give it well-drained soil and plenty of sunlight.
Once it is established in your landscape, it can produce hundreds of large purple flower spikes that grow 6 inches long. This beautiful plant, nicknamed "Fat Lavender" makes an incredible display from mid to late summer.
The calyxes cling tightly to the flowering stems when dried, making Grosso an excellent choice as an everlasting dried flower. Create pretty, highly scented soaps, distill into essential oil, dry for wands or sachets and include in potpourri.
The flower display starts in midsummer and continues through fall. Rabbits and deer tend to leave them alone. But you'll watch in wonder at how much butterflies and honeybees appreciate the nectar.
You'll never grow tired of this special plant. Let it delight you for years with rich scent and a lovely, bushy form. Order your Grosso Lavender today!
How to Use Grosso Lavender in the Landscape
This is a classic addition to the edge of sunny borders or along the length of gravel walkways. It will be a noteworthy "Thriller" in large outdoor containers on your patio, deck or balcony.
Try a low hedge around your Victory Garden. You'll elevate the look of your vegetable patch, and entice beneficial pollinators to boost your production in "Second Season" plantings.
Create a solid hedge by planting 18 inches apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next. Mulch between the plants with wood chips, or use landscape gravel.
If you have the space, create a wonderful mass planting by adding additional rows staggered off-center from each other. You'll cover the ground and create quite a legacy. Just ensure that your plants have good drainage in wintertime.
Will you be harvesting the flowers regularly in a home business? Create long, orderly rows like the professionals do. Expand the distance between rows to 42 inches apart for easy access.
Harvest your Grosso for culinary purposes, as well. Add to honey or vinegar to flavor sugary sweets or savory meats. Infuse water for a refreshing drink on a hot summer day.
Savor the fragrance by placing these special plants in high-traffic areas. Delight your guests with Grosso Lavender lining your front walkway. Add a single specimen by your back door.
#ProPlantTips for Care
This easy-care plant actually does best in poor soil with sharp drainage. No need to amend or improve the fertility of your soil.
Do not fertilize Grosso, either. Over-rich soil will cause the plant to be less fragrant. All Grosso Lavender plants really need is full sun and good air circulation.
Pay careful attention to watering only during the first year as it gets established in your landscape. After the first season, it will be tolerant of drought.
"Mound up" if your soil retains water in wintertime or if you live in humid climates. Add additional soil in a heap 12 inches tall and plant in that mound. Add an attractive landscape border to create a raised bed.
Prune to shape in early spring. You can periodically rejuvenate your plant by clipping a few of the oldest, woodiest stems back to the base. You'll soon see new growth emerge from the base.
Don't miss these beloved plants. These are in demand and are at a high-risk of sellout. Place your order for Grosso Lavender today!
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Lavandula x intermedia 'Grosso'|
|Mature Height||2 - 3 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 - 3 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|When To Prune||Early Spring|