Caring for Perennials: Lavandula (Lavender)

A Guide to Caring for Perennials: Lavandula (Lavender)

PLANTING: Set plants in a dry, warm soil, spaced 12 to 18 inches apart, depending on the ultimate spread of the species you’ve chosen. Ample humus content and rather low fertility are best; choose a soil with excellent drainage as well.

MAINTENANCE: Clip or prune in spring, before the new growth starts, to promote bushiness and maintain desired height and form. Trim off flower stems after bloom in late summer. This is also a good time to trim back the foliage again, if desired, to develop a more compact bush. Zones 5-9.

Where to plant:Light Requirements: Full Sun

Moisture Requirements: Dry, Moist, Well-drained

Soil Tolerance: Clay, Normal, Loamy, Poor, Sandy (varies by species)

Spacing: Mound-Shaped, Height 12-24 in, Width 12-16 in (varies by species)

Uses: Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Everlastings, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Hedge, Outdoor, Potpourri, Winter Interest

Bloom Start to End: Late Spring - Late Fall (varies by species)

General Planting Instructions

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