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Lavender 'Grosso'
Lavender 'Grosso'

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Our Price: $7.95
ZONE: 5-11
SIZE: 36"H x 24"S
BLOOM: Lavender, Summer - Early Fall

Availability: Order Now, Ships Spring

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Grosso Lavender Plants

Lavandula x intermedia 'Grosso'

'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.

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
Zones: 5 - 11

Size: 36"H x 24"S

Light: Full Sun

Bloom: Lavender, Summer - Early Fall

Uses: A lovely aromatic, 'Grosso' is used commercially to make soaps, lotions and aromatherapy products. Natural oils found in Lavender also help to aid healing after being burned. Try applying Lavender oil to reduce scarring and to help regenerate healthy skin much quicker.

Tips: Makes a great ground cover or border plant and will also grow easily in a large pot or container. This is a more cold hardy variety and is deer, rabbit and drought resistant.

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Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 6 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
So far...so good ... July 16, 2018
Reviewer: James Stone from Schaumburg, IL United States  
I was a little late in ordering this gem of a plant, but it is getting larger as the days come and go. I followed all  the instructions included in the well protected shipping container.  Looking forward to seeing the progress of this plant which will be blossoming later in the summer. Looking forward to ordering more plants from this company next spring.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Deserves extra stars ⭐️ July 2, 2018
Reviewer: Terry from OXFORD, MS United States  
When the plant arrived I stuck it in sandy soil and walked away. Two years later, it is doing great. It is about 1 1/2 feet wide and in full bloom. I can stand seven feet away and smell its relaxing fragrance. The bees are happy and so am I.

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Lavender April 25, 2018
Reviewer: MARK LUCE from FAYETTEVILLE, NC United States  
Arrived  great but it  did not winter well.

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Don't look very healthy June 19, 2017
Reviewer: Adriana Molina from KENDALE LAKES, FL United States  
Although I waited a few days before transplanting it to the garden does not look very healthy but apparently is struggling to survive, it may be due to the excessive heat that has been in Miami. It is worth adding that it arrived in perfect condition with to the others whose reviews I already made and that have adapted perfectly to my garden. I'm waiting for other lavender plants to see if I have better luck.

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  5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Exceptional January 21, 2015
Reviewer: Diane Julian from Sturgeon Bay , WI United States  
I have ordered "Grosso" lavender several times from Grower's Exchange.  I am exceptionally pleased with how they ship the plants.  They have a unique way of shipping that has allowed the plants to arrive in very good condition. The plants have done well once transplanted also.  I have worked with the customer service in ordering and have been very pleased with the person I worked with and how they handled my order and payment.  "Grosso" is my favorite for dried stems & for sachets!!!  The stems are much longer than most lavenders & the buds have a strong but wonderful lavender scent.  I have already placed my order for spring planting. I would highly recommend Grower's Exchange.

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