Lavandula x intermedia 'Grappenhall

GRAPPENHALL LAVENDER

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While this may look like all one great big bush, it is actually several. A young Grappenhall Lavender is front and center and a darker flowered young Grosso Lavender is directly to the rear. Just peaking around the front left corner is the smaller pale pink Jean Davis Lavender.

Grappenhall Lavender is one of the largest of all the Lavandula x intermedias. Pruned it should reach about two feet high and two feet wide. Planted in early fall the bush should reach about a foot tall the first year. The second year it should reach the two and a-half to three foot mark and should be maintained to stay at this height.

   

Mature Grappenhall Lavender in full bloom

This means it will need to be pruned to about two feet. This will allow for growth to reach the two and a-half to three foot mark the following season. This measurement does not include the height of the blooms which are another foot to two feet long.

The plants on the left are in full bloom. They will bloom for about four weeks before they start to look spent. In that time, the bees will have a field day and the air will be sweetly scented.

 

Grappenhall Lavender's long leaves

 Grappenhall Lavender has long flower stems and makes a good cut flower for bouquets or other crafts.  For drying, cut when the first buds open at the top of the flower wand. Both the leaves and the flowers make good additions to potpourri and can be used in cooking. Try blending Grappenhall Lavender with other culinary lavenders for use in tea.

Looking at the size of a lavender's leaves is a good way to judge the size it will become. The larger the leaf the bigger the bush and the faster it will grow.

Grappenhall Lavender is an excellent choice when a 2 to 3 foot  hedge is desired. It's bloom is a little grayer than some of the other lavenders but it is still very attractive and its size and profuse bloom more than makes up for the lighter wand color.

 

Grappenhall Lavender is one of the six plants chosen to be in our Zone 5 Tea Herb Garden and our Wildlife Herb Garden Six Pack.

 

Grappenhall Lavender Wand 1

Grappenhall Lavender Wand 2

Grappenhall Lavender Wand 3

 
 

Cultural Information

Height: 3 to 4 Feet

Hardiness: Perennial
in Zones 5-11

Flower Color: Purple 

Characteristics: Full Sun,
Evergreen, 
Water Conserving    

Uses: Dried Flower, 
Fragrant Ornamental

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