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Lavandula x intermedia 'Grosso' (Lavender, 'Grosso') Herb Plant

£6.50

Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Lavender 'Grosso' (Lavandula x intermedia 'Grosso') Herb in 1 Litre Pot

Lavender 'Grosso' is a strongly aromatic shrub, in fact it is probably the most fragrant lavender, it is a tall variety growing 80-90cm tall, and is well-recognised for its beautiful scented flowers, and grey-green foliage. The flowers of Lavender 'Grosso' are dark purple/blue, produced on spikes at the top of slender, leafless stems 30-40 cm long.

 Lavandula x intermedia are tall and tough lavender's hardy to -15°C,they can cope with a pretty bad English winter, however they will not tolerate damp conditions. They all have broader leaves and longer flower stalks than the angustifolia species, making them particularly suited to using as a cut flower. They work best as a specimen in a borders or a pot or as an informal flowering hedge. The evergreen nature of the silvery leaves make it an ideal hedging and garden plant as it will give structure to a garden throughout the year .  The flowers are also particularly attractive to bees.

Lavender is a flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, native to the Mediterranean region and as such prefers a light free-draining soil and an open sunny sheltered position. Lavender enjoys being cut back hard (to 2 cm above the hardwood) after flowering in mid Sept and to maintain a neat shape they can be trimmed again in Spring after the first flush of new growth. Ideally plants should be replaced every 3-4 years as they will eventually become woody at the base especially if not regularly pruned, however,  with the correct regular pruning they can last much longer.  

Herb Usage

The flowers of all Lavenders have long been harvested for their essential oil, as well as its insect repellent properties, infusions can ease headaches and encourage restfulness. Dried Flower heads can be used in Lavender pillows to freshen clothes and repel insects in drawers.  Dried Flowers can also be used in cooking such as lavender biscuits .This is the most popular species grown commercially for oil extraction. Use this variety sparingly as a culinary herb, it’s best to use it in cooked food as it has a more lively flavour than the Angustifolia varieties.

Buy Lavender 'Grosso' Online

Our potted Lavender 'Grosso' herb plants are generally available to buy online all year round.

 

 

 

Lavandula x intermedia 'Grosso' (Lavender, 'Grosso') Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Light free-draining soil
Flower Colour Purple
Height 90cm
Spread 60cm
Latin Name Lavandula x intermedia 'Grosso'
Hardiness RHS rating H5 - Hardy - cold winter
Culinary Desserts/Drinks
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic Aromatherapy
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Hedging/Edging
Type of Garden Formal
  • 5
    Excellent

    Posted by Unknown on 26th Aug 2020

    Wonderful, intense lavender scent, arrived in good condition

  • 5
    Lovely plant arrived well-packaged & undamaged

    Posted by Marg on 23rd Aug 2020

    Very pleased with the quality of these plants. They arrived in excellent condition and still slightly moist even in the warm weather. Carefully packed, they have survived well and look great

  • 5
    Excellent plants

    Posted by Unknown on 22nd Jul 2020

    I was surprised how mature and big the Lavandula Grosso plants were considering the small pots and all were in flower! Excellent plants. Thank you. Iwona

  • 5
    lovely plants and speedy service

    Posted by Unknown on 10th Jul 2020

    I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly my plants arrived and was delighted with the quality.

  • 5
    Very Happy

    Posted by Kim on 27th Jun 2020

    Arrived very well packaged & in lovely condition, thank you, very pleased. To be honest I would have paid a bit more for a larger plant. Nevertheless, I would buy here again.

  • 5
    Good size plants

    Posted by Irena Stocker on 26th May 2020

    Plants good quality and the customer service was superb