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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:
Pat Kolling

Taxon ID#

52

Fragrant flowers plumper than other lavender varieties

Scientific  Name:

Lavendula x 'Grosso'

Common Name 1

› Lavender

Family:

Lamiaceae

Origins:

Hybrid

Plant Type:

Herbaceous Plant, Perennial
Common Name 2

Common Name 3

Oregon native:

no

Western state native:

no

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Plant Maintenance Information

Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

Resource Links

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Low

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

5

Sun Preference:

Full Sun

Water Preference:

D

Soil Preference:

Light, well drained sandy soil with somewhat low fertility

Fertilizer Needs:

Recommended Mulch:

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Gray-Green

Foliage Description:

2 1/2" long and 1/4" wide on square stems

Fragrant:

yes

Predominant flower color:

Purple

Flower Description:

Showy, fragrant

Fall color:

no

Fall Color Description:

Winter Foliage:

Deciduous

Winter Interest:

no

Winter Interest Description:

Mature height:

2-2.5'

Mature spread:

2' to 2.5'

Growth rate:

Medium

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

yes

Fire Resistant:

no

Attracts Pollinators:

yes

Attracts Butterflies:

yes

Native Habitat:

Poor rocky and calcareous soils

Attracts Birds:

no

Cut/Dried Flowers:

yes

Used by Wildlife:

no

Swales:

no

Wildlife Use:

Photo:
Nancy Glick

Hedge/Screen:

no

Border:

yes

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

no

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

yes

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

Jun

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

Aug

Ornamental Accent:

yes

no

Garden Observations:

Application
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SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Summer Care:

Fall Care:

Winter Care:

Long Term Care:

Prune back to 8" every three years in spring to con trol plant size and promote robust new growth

Insect Pests:

Wildlife Pests:

Diseases:

Rust, root rot in poorly drained soils

Environmental Problems:

Well drained soils required

Landscape Problems:

Care Comments:

Not reliably hardy throughout USDA Zone 5 where it appreciates a sheltered location.

RESOURCES

OSU Landscape Profile:

USDA Plants:

Calscape Database:

LBJ Native Plant Database:

Missouri Botanical Garden Database:

Monrovia Profile:

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