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Question: where is the best place to grow lavender in florida outside or inside?

Answer: Liz,

Lavendar needs sun so indoors would not work. It is native to the Mediterranean and therefore likes a well drained site with moderate to warm temperatures. In the sultry, humid heat of a southern summer it can melt, especially if kept to wet. Build it a raised mound using compost mixed with your native soil. Water periodically to keep the soil a little moist, but take care not to allow it to stay soggy wet. Give it full sun or a little afternoon shade.

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