Why are Lavender Bushes dying? - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by pll109
July 21, 2009
My Lavender bushes ver very hardy and vibriant, thet bloomed and I cut the blooms for future uses and about a month later one bush dried up, and then another, and now a third one is begining to dry up and die. Do you have any idea why?


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Answer from NGA
July 21, 2009

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This native Mediterranean herb prospers in sunlight?we recommend anywhere between six to eight hours of warm sunshine. Good soil drainage is extremely important; too much rain and humidity can lead to mildew or root-rot, which is a common reason why this otherwise resilient herb dies. Since you are growing lavender in humid conditions, you may find that the plants have developed root rot. There's not much you can do to avoid this other than to plant them in raised beds or in containers where you can control the drainage. Good luck with your garden.

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