Lavender going dormant?
Over 5 - 6 years I've planted various lavender species on a steep slope in my backyard. I've had inconsistent luck with them. A couple have survived from my original attempts to plant 5 - 6 years ago, but others I plant go into a funk where they are brown and I've been assuming they are dead and replacing them. I now have a couple of newer ones slipping into a funk again. The 2 that have gone brown were in full beautiful bloom a few weeks ago, they bloomed earlier than 2 other lavenders beside them. those 2 that are beside them are healthy and in full bloom at present. Do lavenders grow in cycles where they go dormant for a while? The ones that bloomed earlier in the season now resemble what I see all of the plants looking like in the winter season. They are in a spot where they get full sun all day. We did get a lot more rain here than normal this summer, so maybe the ground was too wet for them? It's puzzling though because the others in the area are still doing great.