Geographic Origin: Mediterranean region.
Adult size: Height up to 70 cm, width up to 70 cm.
Type of soil: Light, poor and dry. Tolerates chalk.
Hardiness: Hardy to -20°C.
Site: Full sun.
Properties and uses:
The lavender 'Grosso' is part of the same family as the true lavender. However it is more compact in form, it has ash green foliage and produces an abundance of highly perfumed blue mauve flowers in June and July.
• Butterfly Lavender (Lavandula stoechas var. pedonculata), produces lovely blue violet flowers from April through to June, which are topped with two larger lighter petals that look like lots of little butterflies. Height up to 80 cm, width up to 60 cm.
• Common Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Violet blue perfumed flowers in June and July. Height up to 60 cm, width up to 60 cm.
• Lavander 'Rosea' (Lavandula angustifolia 'Rosea'), magnificent scented flowers in June and July. Its flowers are lilac pink in colour and it would be marvelous grown as a group. Height up to 60 cm, width up to 60 cm.