GROWING LAVENDER... SUCCESSFULLY

HOW FAR APART DO I PLANT MY LAVENDER?
Angustofolias (English) are planted approx. 30" apart. X.Intermedia are 36" apart.

HOW DO I PRUNE MY LAVENDER?
After your lavender has bloomed, harvest the flowers then cut the rest of the plant 3 inches above the wood. Wood is the brown stem below the growth. By year 2, your plant will double in size and will be fully mature by year 3. Each year, after harvesting flowers, trim 3 inches above the wood. The plant should be shaped into a mound by year 2. Make sure all stems are cut before winter. Leaving stems on through the cold, wet winter weather will cause moisture to be trapped beneath the plant which may cause a fungus to inhibit the plant.

HOW OFTEN DO I WATER?
Lavender is drought tolerant and deer resistant. New plants need to be watered more often due to the fact that the roots are close to the surface of ground. However, a word of caution, DO NOT OVER WATER. LAVENDER PLANTS DO NOT LIKE THEIR FEET WET. Over watering is detrimental to your plant. Water plants at their base, do not water overhead as this could split the plant at the base and also ruin the fragrance of the flowers.

WHAT KIND OF SOIL DO I USE?
Lavender can thrive in poor soil. Lavender likes a pH between 6.5 and 7.0. A small amount of lime helps to raise the pH level. Do not compost and do not plant under trees. Lavender likes full sun.

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