Lavender Grosso or Lavandula x intermedia Grosso to give it its proper name is one of the more fragrant of a number of evergreen lavender plants which emanate from the warmer Mediterranean regions of southern Europe and Northern Africa and so they are obviously most happy in a sunny well drained site for maximum potential.
Lavender Grosso is grown commercially for extraction of essential oils for perfumes and aromatherapy and for the fragrance of the flowers for cut flower production as the stalks are quite lengthy with the plant growing to 90cm. It is a later flowering variety with the mid-blue flower spikes appearing in August above the grey green foliage. It is also used for culinary purposes for flavouring various meat dishes by rubbing into the flesh and for infusions for sorbets and ice creams for instance.
Lavandula x intermedia Grosso can be grown in large quantities commercially in fields or for domestic use as an attractive low growing hedge for bordering a flower bed or vegetable garden to attract bees and other insects for pollination of other plants. The soil needs to be well drained as it will not tolerate being waterlogged and in a sunny position for best effect. If kept well clipped after flowering the hedge or edge will still provide a little interest as an evergreen plant.
Lavender Grosso is supplied as a pot grown plant and so can be planted out at any time of year which can be very convenient. However bear in mind it was originally a Mediterranean plant and so would be better planted when good weather prevails in order to minimise any losses.
We will be happy to advise on any queries which you may have with the planting and subsequent care of Lavender or any other plant.
We deliver these plants to you in the pots they are grown in, because there is no root disturbance they can delivered and planted all year round with excellent results.