Lavender 'Grosso'

    Zones: 5-10
    Exposure: Full Sun
    Mature Size: 36"H x 24"S
    Bloom: Lavender, Summer - Early Fall
    Pot Size: 3.25”
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      Lavandula x intermedia 'Grosso'

      Herb Growing Tips

      Light:  'Grosso' prefers full sun

      Temperature:  Hardiness Zones 5-10

      Watering:  If Lavenders could talk they would shout, "don't over water!" Excessive watering promotes disease and Lavenders are very susceptible to root rot from moist soil. When you do water, make sure to water the soil and not the plant, adequately and not excessively.

      Soil: Well draining soil is the key to a happy Lavender, to help prevent root rot from moist soil.

      Comments:  Good circulation is vital as lavenders cannot tolerate damp and humid conditions. They need a lot of room to grow and they need a lot of air moving around them to avoid excess moisture which will lead to rot.

      Herb Description

      'Grosso' Lavender is hardier than other Lavender varieties, and is best appreciated for its sturdy growth habit and ease of drying and preserving. This aromatic herb works well as a fragrant hedge or an accent when planted with Bergamot, Feverfew or Joe Pye Weed. One of the tallest Lavender varieties, 'Grosso' is also deer and rabbit resistant, grows easily in sandy or salty conditions and is very self sufficient. Because its blooming flower stalks are more round than other varieties, 'Grosso' is commonly called "Fat Spike".

      Like other Lavenders, 'Grosso' is known as a stress reliever and is added to many shampoos, lotions and Aromatherapy spa products for its soothing effect. Producing huge, profuse blooms, this is commercially preferred over other strains because of its tolerance to cold. Because this is a hybrid, 'Grosso' is sterile and will not produce seed. The best way to propagate is from stem cuttings once the plant is established.

      Lavender's are a must have in your garden and easy to grow. We have created a wonderful blog on 'How To Grow Lavenders Successfully'!

      Important Tips for Fat Spike, Grosso Lavender:

      • Well drained soil - lavenders will not tolerate poor drainage so add sand if you need to improve the quality of your soil. Most lavender 'deaths' occur because of wet roots. An alkaline soil is best.
      • They cannot tolerate humidity: damp, still air makes them susceptible to fungus ailments
      • Lavenders need full sun- 6 to 8 hours of sunshine for these Mediterranean natives

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