This lavender has a strong summer show of richly scented, bluish-purple flowers. They are ideal for sunny, quick-draining Mediterranean-type gardens, or for fringing long borders flanking a path so that visitors can brush their hands along the flowerheads. Since the plants aren't totally hardy, they need a sheltered, sunny position, and in areas with winter frosts, they need to be grown at the foot of a south-facing wall. If in doubt, dig up and keep over winter in a large pot in a frost-free greenhouse. Give a light all-over trim in early spring to promote lots of new growth.
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"Fields of lavender are an increasingly common sight in the English landscape, reflecting the perennial popularity of this much-loved garden favourite. We've recreated a mouth-watering miniature lavender landscape using 700 highly-prized and eminently versatile Lavandula x intermedia 'Grosso'."
Tim Sharples - designer of the Lavender Fields garden