Fat Bud French Lavender
Lavandula x intermedia 'Grosso'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||la-VAN-dew-la in-ter-MEE-dee-uh|
|Lore||The 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 Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 3½ ft. tall and wide.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Waterwise|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 9