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Anyone Growing Lavender Near Huntington, West Virginia?

Posted by just_me_6 WV 6 -Tri State: Ohi (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 17, 08 at 6:48

I am planning to start a large Lavender garden soon and would love to hear from anyone in my area who has grown lavender. Any tips or advice on your experiences (good or bad) would be very much appreciated.

I am also interested in finding Lavender sources as I will need to get some plants in the very near future. Lavender plugs would be cheaper than plants but I don't know if I have the patience to wait several years for a harvest.

P.S. - Does anyone have any suggestions for inexpensive or recycled raised bed materials for my Lavender? I have horrible clay soil and a raised bed is a must. Or maybe you have some knowledge or pictures of planting Lavender in mounds? My concern with mounds is that it would be hard to keep the stone, marble or sand mulch in place and most books recommend this type mulch in humid areas.

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RE: Anyone Growing Lavender Near Huntington, West Virginia?

I'm in Central Ohio, and have had pretty good success with my Lavandula Hidcote Superior....One thing: Our soil is VERY rock, which provides fantastic drainage! I also have them in a spot with full sun. I purchased mine from Bluestone Perennials. Good luck!

RE: Anyone Growing Lavender Near Huntington, West Virginia?

i was going to say that it is important to have good drainage under the plants and to remember that they like hot and dry(good drainage) so that a stone mulch around the plants is a good idea. that said i just plunked 3 plants int to flower be next to my front steps (mostly clay) and don't do anything for them and they have survived for 6 or 7 years here in northeast ohio.


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