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Grosso Lavender

SKU: AM014930
per Plant - 3" Pot
Shipping begins the week of March 18th, 2024
Long-blooming and highly fragrant, 'Grosso' Lavender is famed throughout the world as the one most often grown for use in perfume making. It's also very showy, with large and spiky dark purple blooms set against silver foliage. Blooms form on purple bracts (as opposed to the more common green) making for a richly colorful appearance in the garden and when dried for crafts. (Lavandula x intermedia)
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Botanical Name
Lavandula x intermedia Grosso
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers, Fragrant, Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Bloom Time
Early to late summer


24-30" tall x 24-30" wide 'Grosso' lavender is a French hybrid lavender known and loved for its richly fragrant flowers atop long, slender stems. 'Grosso' flowers, sometimes called "Lavandin," are some of the best for use in perfumes, sachets, and culinary projects, including specialty cocktails. This lavender has a somewhat loose, open growing habit. Its clouds of purple-blue blooms add depth and movement to perennial gardens and landscape beds. Pollinators love it, but deer and rabbits avoid it, so it's a good choice if wildlife tends to snack on your flowers. Plant in areas with well-draining (including rocky or poor) soils that receive at least six hours per day. Do not mulch soil and leave room between plants for good air circulation. Cut back in spring once new growth appears. Harvest stems for drying just before flowers open.