Please Tell Me English Lavender Will Bloom in Coastal Carolina !
I have bought some Munstead Dwarf and Lady English Lavender plants. I followed all tips for growing lavender in humid climates (sunny spot, sandy/alkaline soil with gravel underneath to help drainage, light-colered pea grave mulch, plants spaced far apart and mounded).
After all that work, I just now came across a short article, written by someone who OWNS a lavender farm, that says that even if English Lavender makes it through the humid months of our southeastern summer, it may not bloom again next year. Their theory was that lavender may need cold winter temperatures in order to bloom.
Is this true? Does English lavender have to be grown like an annual in our area? Or have any of you had your English Lavender re-bloom? And, if so, do you have any tips for me as a first time lavender grower? Any specific kinds do better than others?
Thanks for your help :-)