Fat Bud French Lavender

Lavandula x intermedia 'Grosso'

SKU
04097
A naturally tidy mound with gray green foliage and abundant spikes of fragrant, purple flowers from fat showy buds that attract butterflies. Useful as hedge or edging in herb garden. Flowers may be crushed and used in sachets. Evergreen.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationla-VAN-dew-la in-ter-MEE-dee-uh
LoreThe lavenders have been grown in Europe for centuries dating back to the Romans. It is from the Latin verb lavo that the genus was named, for this plant was commonly used in the famous Roman baths. It has remained in soaps and cosmetics ever since. This French lavender is not native to France but to drier Spain, Greece and North Africa. But due to its widespread cultivation in the region of Provance, it has become decidedly French.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 3 to 3½ ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseCutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureWaterwise

Thrives in lean, loose, fast-draining, slightly alkaline soil; avoid heavy, soggy soils. Plant with crowns slightly above soil level, with minimum spacing of 3 ft. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates periodic drought. Remove spent flowers to promote continued bloom.

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