1606 N 600 Rd, Baldwin City, 66006

‘Grosso’ / ‘Munstead’ lavender

Lavandula angustifolia

Compact, bushy. Well-drained soil and winter mulch should see it through all but the harshest winter.

‘Grosso’ is hardier than other lavender varieties. Because its flower stalks are more round than other varieties it’s commonly called “fat spike.”

‘Munstead’ is a compact, early-flowering English lavender first introduced in 1916 and reportedly named for Munstead Woods in England where the plant was grown by garden designer Gertrude Jekyll.

‘Sweet Romance’ is our newest cultivar and seems destined to become a favorite with earlier bloom time, typically in early summer and lasting into early fall. Grey-green foliage forms a compact mound topped with plump, rich violet purple flower wands that are perfect for cutting for fresh and dried bouquets. Clusters of tiny flowers appear at the nodes up the stem in addition to the terminal inflorescence, adding color down into the plant.

Attracts beneficial insects including hoverflies and bees.

Foliage is heavenly scented and can be used fresh or dried. Essential oils can be extracted using grape oil. Wonderful used to add fragrance to stored clothing, baths and items like soap or lotions. Sometimes used for flavoring desserts.