Herbs forum: Trouble growing Lavenders

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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Oct 19, 2015 11:02 AM CST
I had a beautiful Provence Lavender that had grown to a 5x4 shrub. Lasted about five years, then just died off. Have tried Grosso, Munstead, Mini Blue, Sarah, and a couple others that I can't remember right now and each died off the first year regardless of if it was in ground or in a pot. I do have a Spanish Anouk that is five years old, but it is unhappy and has only bloomed two years out of the five. Plus, it does NOT like drought. My soil is nearly all heavy clay, which is why I kept most in pots, but the Provence was planted in the small area that has a sandy soil mix (previous owner leveled a slope). The Munstead was planted in that same area and died off in four months. Any ideas about how to be more successful with them?

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Name: Margaret
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Mindy03
Oct 19, 2015 11:29 AM CST
Munstealasted 5 years for me in clay soil but was in a spot that was midway down a gradually sloping area.
I'm trying Hidcote now hoping to get one that will survive our winters for the bees.
I think lavender needs moist but we'll drain ng soil but I'm no expert. Just hoping to get seeds from my plants to sow each year in hopes of getting plants that are adjusted to my garden conditions.

I use a lot of lavender medicinally as its a powerful herb.
Name: Julia
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springcolor
Oct 19, 2015 11:33 AM CST
http://purplehazelavender.com/lavender/growing-lavender/

http://statebystategardening.com/state.php/articles/how_to_p...

This might help. I have issues with lavender my self.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Oct 19, 2015 11:52 AM CST
Thank you, Julia, those two sites had great information. Thumbs up Thumbs up I think I will try a Provence again.
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Oct 19, 2015 9:19 PM CST
Debra, you might try contacting Lavender Ridge Farms which is north of Denton and see if they can give info. http://www.lavenderridgefarms.com Seems like they might know which lavenders do well in your area. A lot of perennials die out after a few seasons. When they look their best, it's usually time to rip them out and start fresh. Lavenders may be more like perennials than shrubs which tend to last longer.
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Bonehead
Oct 19, 2015 9:29 PM CST
I treat lavender as an annual that if I'm lucky lasts a couple years. Then get new ones. It's not my favorite and perhaps it feels my angst. Shrug.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
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lovemyhouse
Oct 20, 2015 8:33 AM CST
Thank you, Donald, I will do that. Thumbs up
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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Oct 20, 2015 11:42 AM CST
I have had bad luck w lavender too, it dies. gave them up.

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