Grosso Lavender is probably the most planted and
cultivated lavender in the world. It is used mainly in the production of
oil used cosmetically.
the very dusty soil all around the plants. This photo was taken on a day the
temperature reached over 100 degrees. And, while these plants receive water
every day during a scorcher like that, the ground drains very fast and the
soil bakes dry quickly---just the way the lavender likes it.
This Grosso Lavender is about five years old and four feet
across with its bloom. It looks a little lopsided because it is watered
with an overhead sprinkler that displaces the blooms. A drip system
would give a more uniform "ball" look to the plant.
Planting close together makes a nice hedge and can be good for
commercial crops where land is valuable, but blooms will be sacrificed
as it crowds up against its neighbor.