Information About Lavender

Information About Lavender

Planting A Lavender Field: How To Start A Lavender Farm

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Lavender is a beautiful herb that’s relatively easy to grow. All you need is a little extra space and the right growing conditions. You may even be able to make a little extra money by planting a lavender field. Click here to find out how.

Fernleaf Lavender Care – Planting And Harvesting Fernleaf Lavender

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Fernleaf lavender is also commonly known as French lace lavender. The names refer to its fern-like leaves, which are grayish-green, deeply lobed, and can be described as lacy. Growing fernleaf lavender is similar to other types and you can learn more about the plant here.

Planting An All Lavender Garden – Lavender Garden Design Ideas

By Laura Miller

Whether you're looking to produce homemade lavender products or you just enjoy the sweet smell of lavender flowers blooming in the summer, planting an all-lavender garden can help you achieve your goal. This article will help get you started.

What Is Grosso Lavender – How To Grow Lavender “Grosso”

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Nothing pleases the senses quite like a mass planting of lavender, but many gardeners have difficulty growing lavender, as they have a reputation of being somewhat picky. Fortunately, there are tougher varieties, like Grosso lavender. Click here to learn more about it.

Phenomenal Lavender Care – How To Grow Lavender ‘Phenomenal’ Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Few herbs have the lasting impact of lavender. The plant is adept as either a culinary, aromatic, or cosmetic herb. One of the most tolerant forms is Phenomenal, which withstands both summer heat and winter cold. Learn more about this lavender plant here.

Lavender Plants With Xylella Disease: Managing Xylella On Lavender Plants

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Xylella is a bacterial disease that affects hundreds of plants, including trees and shrubs and herbaceous plants such as lavender. Xylella on lavender is extremely destructive and the potential for far-reaching damage to lavender growers is tremendous. Learn more here.

Lavender Hidcote Info : Tips For Growing Lavender Hidcote Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Lavender Hidcote is a blue English lavender which thrives in USDA zones 5 to 9. This compact form is easy to grow and very versatile. Some tips on how to grow Hidcote lavender can help you transform your herb garden into an aromatic dream. Learn more here.

Lavender Plant Division: Can Lavender Plants Be Divided

By Shelley Pierce

If you're reading this article, it means you have an interest in dividing lavender plants and who can blame you? The burning question is, however, can lavender plants be divided? The answer is, it's kind of complicated. Click here to learn more.

Lavender Seed Propagation – How To Plant Lavender Seeds

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Lavender seeds are slow to germinate and plants grown from them may not flower in the first year, but if you?re patient and willing to put in the work, you can generate beautiful plants from seeds. Learn about starting lavender from seed in this article.

Types Of Lavender: Difference Between French And English Lavender

By Mary Ellen Ellis

When it comes to French vs. English lavender, there are some important differences. Not every lavender plant is the same. Know the differences between these popular types to choose the best one for your conditions and needs. This article will help.

Lavender Plant Companions: Learn What To Plant With Lavender

By Liz Baessler

Lavender has some specific requirements in that it can only be planted in certain parts of the garden, but it?s also very good at protecting other plants from pests. Learn more about the best planting companions for lavender in this article.

Lavandin Plant Care: Lavandin Vs. Lavender In The Garden

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

The scent is unmistakable but is your lavender really a lavender? You may have a hybrid of lavender called lavandin. Learn more about this French lavender plant in the article that follows. Click here for additional information.

Fertilizer For Lavender: When To Feed Lavender In Gardens

By Liz Baessler

Lavender is a fantastic plant to have around - it looks good, it smells amazing, and it can be harvested for use in cooking and making sachets. It?s also extremely easy to care for, as long as you know how to do it. Learn more about fertilizing lavender here.

Lavender Plant Care: Reasons For Drooping Lavender Plants

By Liz Baessler

Whether in the garden or containers, lavender is a fabulous plant to have on hand. But what do you do when it starts to fail? Click this article to learn more about lavender plant care and how to deal with drooping lavender plants.

Lavender Container Care: Tips On Growing Lavender In Pots

By Liz Baessler

If your winters are too cold or if you just want its fragrance closer to home, growing lavender in pots is a great idea. Click on this article to learn about potted lavender care and how to grow lavender in containers.

Trimming Lavender – How To Prune Lavender Properly

By Heather Rhoades

Pruning lavender is important in keeping a lavender plant producing the type of fragrant foliage that most gardeners grow the plant for. If you are wondering how and when to prune lavender, this article can help.

When & Where to Plant Lavender

Light: Lavender needs full sun and well-drained soil to grow best. In hot summer climates, afternoon shade may help them thrive.

Soil: Lavender grows best in low to moderately-fertile soils, so don't amend the soil with organic matter before planting. Lavender performs best in neutral to slightly alkaline soils. Add lime to raise the soil pH to around 7.0 - we recommend performing a simple soil test for best results.

Spacing: Depending on the variety, space plants 1 to 3 feet apart.

Planting Time: In areas colder than Zone 6 (Zone 6-1), we recommend planting in spring or early summer. In areas warmer than zone 6 (7-10), we recommend planting in early fall so the roots can get established during the cool, moist winter weather.

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