Fat Spike Lavandin

Lavandula x intermedia 'Grosso' Lamiaceae

Growth habit

Dwarf Shrub


Long-lived polycarpic perennial


Robison Herb Garden

Source of plant

Well-Sweep Herb Farm, T. DeBaggio Herbs, Richters, Cornell Botanic Gardens


A vigorous dwarf shrub with good disease resistance that attains 16" in height and 36" in width in 5 years. Leaves twice the size of those of L. angustifolia; flower spikes large, wide, dark blue, effective in June and July. Discovered in 1972 and named after the French lavender specialist Pierre Grosso.

USDA Hardiness Zone


Special characteristics

other ethnobotanical uses, fragrance