Herbs - Knowledgebase Question

north bennington, Ve
Question by briankimbeck
June 30, 2010
I just bought a lavendar plant, where is the best place to plant it?

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010


Lavender is native to the Mediterranean and takes full sun, minimal water and thrives in lean, rocky soil. It even withstands alkalinity. The most important factor for success with this plant is well-drained soil. Roots will rot in wet soil and the plant quickly declines. If you have clay soil that retains a lot of water, amend it with plenty of compost and a little sand to improve drainage. Another option is to plant it on its own "raised bed" to promote better damage. Water slowly and deeply through the entire root system, then let the soil just barely dry out between waterings. It can also be damaged by frost. I hope this info helps!

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