Lavender - Lavandula intermedia 'Grosso' Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) Non GMO & Organic Lavendula Herb
Height: 35-60 cm 30 in
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.
Native to the western Mediterranean region from central Portugal to northern Italy through to Spain and southern France.
Spike lavender grows naturally at higher altitudes which accounts for its glorious and stronger scent
Flowers mid July to August
Prefers sunny spot with well draining soil
Direct seed in spring or fall or start indoors 8 weeks before last frost. Cover seed; spacing 50 cm
When to Sow: Spring/Anytime
Attracts bees; fragrant plant has both pollen and nectar to feed the bees.