Growing Lavender Plants At Home Growing Lavender Plants At Home
Lavender, also known as Lavandula, is a romantic, beautifully fragranced flower that complements most garden landscapes. Lavender is a native of the Mediterranean, and is a lover of sunny, dry, rocky habitats. However, the lavender plant can be grown in moist areas.
How to Grow Lavender
Growing lavender successfully is largely dependent on the soil you provide and the type of lavender you decide to grow. While lavender can grow in many conditions it thrives in well-drained soil and sunny spots. So make sure you pick a spot that drains in less than 5 hours after a rain and a spot that is out of the shade.
While the lavender plant may seem delicate for its beauty and fragrance it is however a resilient drought-resistant plant.
Things to Consider
More than cold temperatures, it is moisture that is responsible for most lavender plants that don't survive. Whatever you do, don’t over water your lavendars and make sure they are in a well-drained area. If potted, make sure the pot has adequate drain holes.
Pruning the lavender plant also helps to promote new growth. For most gardens this isn’t a problem because most tend to harvest the flower for fragrant bouquets. For the taller lavender plants they can be cut down by at least 1/3 of their length. For the shorter varieties they can be cut down to their new growth. Just remember, do not prune the plant until you begin to see new growth. Pruning lavender too soon can cause the plant to die.
Like most plants, all they really need is tender love and care and to be watered regularly.