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Can Lavender Provence handle Palm Desert?

Posted by toffee-el (My Page) on
Tue, Dec 21, 10 at 22:06

Can Lavender, especially the French Provence live happily in the Palm Desert? Super hot summer and the lack of winter. Would more frequent irrigation help?

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RE: Can Lavender Provence handle Palm Desert?

I don't see any reason why it would not do well for you. It does not require winter chilling and certainly takes summer heat well. Our neighbor grew lavender as a commercial crop for several years before selling her ranch and moving to Oregon. When I asked her why she was leaving she said" it is to dam hot here" but it never was for her lavender which flourished. Al

RE: Can Lavender Provence handle Palm Desert?

You are right, if they don't winter chill, chances are good. I saw lots of roses doing well there, always thought roses need some winter chill but they seems to be happy.

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