Lavender

aunt_lou(Z5 OH)December 15, 2009

Does anyone here have much experience with lavender? Wondering if I should cut it back now that winter is upon us or does the bushiness of the plant help protect it from severe cold temps? I am so thrilled to have lavender growing up around the house now---finally! lol----that I don't want to lose it.

Thanks for any tips you can give me. :)

aunt lou

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luke_oh(zone 5 NE Ohio)

Aunt Lou, We live in the same zone and even the same state.
My wife has a few lavenders spread here and there and we usually leave them until spring to cut back. I don't know if this is the correct way to do it, but it seems to work. I don't think that we've lost any plants. You may want to get another opinion, that's just my experience.

Luke

    Bookmark   December 15, 2009 at 1:59PM
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raee_gw

Aunt Lou, I am in (mostly) 5b (some zone 6 plants do manage well here, though). I have several lavender plants that are well established in fairly exposed beds. I do nothing to them for winter, trim them back in spring if they need it.
My first couple of attempts at lavender didn't take, but I think that the soil was too wet in spring. In a different spots >> success without much fuss.

    Bookmark   December 18, 2009 at 10:27PM
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Cher(6 SW OH)

I have plenty of lavender growing. I usually cut back in Spring or atleast by September if they got out of hand in the summer which they did this year and I took them back mid September to about 1/3 their size. They still had time to sprout some new growth but I would wait now until Spring.
CH

    Bookmark   December 19, 2009 at 8:09AM
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aunt_lou(Z5 OH)

Thanks, everyone, for the advice! I will wait now until spring to trim back. :)

aunt lou

    Bookmark   December 23, 2009 at 9:51AM
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diggerb2(z5oh)

your page doesn't say where in ohio that you are, but if you rae near tyhe Akron Area, the Dayton Nursery in Norton
Ohio (www.daytonnursery.com) its on January 30th at noon and costs $8.00-- the owner of the Daybreak Lavender Farm is running the seminar.

diggerb

    Bookmark   January 7, 2010 at 12:43PM
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