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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 Fall

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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: 4 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
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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  9 of 9 people found the following review helpful:
Over the Top! October 6, 2014
Reviewer: Freida F from Tupelo, MS United States  
I ordered this lavender in May because the lavender I had previously bought at Lowes was quickly showing signs of stress, and I was determined to have some lavender this year to enjoy.  When this order arrived, (quite promptly I might add!), the first thing I noticed was how well it was packaged!  I've ordered a lot of plants over the years, but this is the first time I've had them arrive packed so securely.  This told me a lot about the type business, and the quality of the plants, I was dealing with! Upon unwrapping the plants, I was pleasantly surprised to see their size and condition exceeded my expectations. Well it's been 5 months now, and I'm proud to say they are not only thriving, but have tripled their size!  I am beyond pleased, not only with these plants, but with The Growers-Exchange as well!  They both come highly recommended from me!

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