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How to Grow and Care for English Lavender Plants

Lavandula angustifolia

This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringButterfly FlowerNo DeerWhite flowering plantPink flowering plantblue flowering plantPurple flowering plantA photograph of Lavandula is availableHow to Use the Plant Care Icons at The Garden Helper

Growing Requirements for English Lavender Plants

Lavender is hardy in USDA zones 6-9
Lavender prefers lots of sun but will tolerate a limited amount of shade.
Well-drained soil is essential, otherwise the foliage will yellow.
The soil pH should be close to neutral, or slightly alkaline.
Add lime if your soil pH is more than slightly acid.

Lavender Growing Tips

Lavender plants should be pruned back immediately after blooming to keep the plant compact and neat.
Older, woody plants can be cut back half way when new growth begins in spring if they are in need of rejuvenation, or to remove growth killed over the winter.
Lavender plants should be divided in the fall if needed.
Lavender plants tolerate drought quite well, but water them a bit through really dry periods, preferably not over their foliage.
Fertilize Lavender Plants sparingly if at all, because these plants are not particularly hungry.
English Lavender
Lavandula angustifolia
An English Lavender Plant in Bloom