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Lavender Grosso

 
Purple Lavender Grosso, Lavandula x intermedia, Lavender

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Often used in sachets and potpourris, this showy Lavender’s spiky purple blooms and silver foliage are both highly fragrant. (Lavandula x intermedia)

Zones 5 - 7
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Fragrant
Fragrant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 24-30" tall, 24-30" wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Size Plant - 2.5" pot
SKU ASL4O31

Lavender for your garden? Here's how to grow it: Everybody loves lavender, and who hasn't ooohed and ahhhed over photos of the incredible purple fields in the UK and the South of France? Well, the photo on our Lavender listing page was taken in Oregon, and there's no reason you cant grow lavender in your own backyard. But there are a few things you need to know.

First of all, if you live in a very humid place, it simply wont work. Its almost impossible to grow lavender in South Florida, for example, but most of the US, north to Zone 5, is fine. Of course, the farther north you are, the more plant you'll lose each year to winter kill. A good thick hedge will probably never happen in Zone 5, but don't worry. Winter may kill the tops, but these plants are tough and dependable perennials; they'll be back and bloom for you each year.

Where and how you plant is all important. Keep in mind that the lavenders are native to the Mediterranean, and if you've ever been to the South of France, you know that means hot, rocky, and arid--almost desert-like in many places. This tells you lavenders demand sharp-draining soils, never rich, damp and soggy. In fact, if your soil is heavy, its worth it to mix in some sand or gravel before you plant, and perhaps create little mounds for your plants so each one drains quickly. Fact is, if you fail with lavender, it will probably be due to over-watering. Lavenders don't mind drought a bit, and love hot, blazing sun. Remember, little water and no shade!

As for varieties, most of our choices are cultivars of the English Lavenders, which are cultivars of Lavendula angustifolia. These include both the famous Hidcote dwarf and Munstead, the most popular variety for the US. Jean Davis is a pink variety, and Lavance Purple is famous for its particularly vivid blue-purple bloom. Beyond the English types, there are lavenders commonly called French, Spanish, and other names.

SKU ASL4O31
Common Name Lavender
Botanical Name Lavandula x intermedia
Zones 5, 6, 7
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 24-30" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 24-30" wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Fragrant
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping is based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.
Zone 6-11 - orders ship the week of May 9th, 2016
Zones 1-4 - orders ship the week of May 16th, 2016

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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4.0

Nice low maintenance splash of purple

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from Rocky Hill, CT

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Low Maintenance

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Garden
  • Outdoors
  • Sunny border

Comments about American Meadows Lavender Grosso:

I used this plant to add extra color to a sunny border which gets little or no supplemental water once plants are established. I weed and mulch, but do not use fertilizers, pesticides or fungicides in my gardens or lawn, so my plants need to be "survivors". Over the years I have determined which plants work for my style of gardening, and do not replant the ones that fail or that are too attractive to deer, woodchucks, squirrels, rabbits, chipmunks, moles or voles. Generally, I have most success with plants that are native to the Northeast or the northern plains.

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5.0

Best fragrance

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from Davis, CA

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Best Lavender Fragrance
  • Fragrant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dried For Sachet
    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio

    Comments about American Meadows Lavender Grosso:

    I love Grosso. It is the only lavender that I use for drying. Others seem to have a strange odor but Grosso is a true lavender smell. I make sachets to use in my clothes drier. Lovely.

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    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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