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Lavandula - intermedia 'Grosso' / Lavender

    Lavandula - intermedia 'Grosso' / Lavender


    Lavandula intermedia 'Grosso' is a popular and hardy perennial herb that is known for its strong aroma and deep purple-blue flowers. This plant is a hybrid of Lavandula angustifolia and Lavandula latifolia, making it taller and more robust than other lavender varieties. 


    Plant Characteristics

    • Height: 60-90cm
    • Spread: 60-90cm
    • Flower color: Deep purple-blue
    • Flowering period: Summer
    • Foliage: Gray-green, aromatic
    • Sunlight requirements: Full sun
    • Soil requirements: Well-draining, neutral to alkaline soil
    • Hardiness: Zones 5 - 1



    Lavandula intermedia 'Grosso' is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of ways:

    • Garden borders and edging: Lavender's upright growth habit and long stems make it an excellent choice for creating borders and edging in your garden.
    • Cut flowers: The fragrant flowers of 'Grosso' are perfect for fresh or dried floral arrangements, wreaths, and potpourri.
    • Aromatic properties: Lavender essential oil, made from the plant's fragrant flowers, has many medicinal and cosmetic applications.


    Companion Plants

    Here are three companion plants that grow well with Lavandula intermedia 'Grosso':

    1. Agastache (Agastache species): Agastache is a drought-tolerant herb that shares similar growing requirements with lavender, such as full sun and well-draining soil. Agastache's spiky flowers in shades of pink, orange, and purple provide a pop of color and a lovely contrast to the deep purple-blue blooms of 'Grosso'.

    2. Salvia (Salvia species): Salvia, also known as sage, is a drought-tolerant plant that complements lavender well. Both plants prefer full sun and well-draining soil, and salvia's spiky flowers in shades of purple, blue, and red provide a beautiful contrast to the deep purple-blue blooms of 'Grosso'.

    3. Oregano (Origanum vulgare): Oregano is a hardy and versatile herb that grows well with lavender. Oregano prefers full sun and well-draining soil and has spiky pink or purple flowers that look lovely next to the deep purple-blue blooms of 'Grosso'. Oregano has culinary uses, too, and can be used to add a savory flavor to many dishes.

    In summary, Lavandula intermedia 'Grosso' is a beautiful and versatile plant that can be used in a variety of ways in your garden. When paired with complementary companion plants like Agastache, Salvia, and Oregano, it can truly shine and bring joy to any garden space or herbal garden.