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Apr 25, 2017 3:45 PM CST
|I just bought some lavender at a nursery. The plants are already in bloom. Should I cut it back and hope that it blooms later this summer. Utah zone 5. April 25th.|
Apr 25, 2017 4:06 PM CST
|Hi bhirschi and
I love lavender and have over 60 plants in my zone 4b perennial beds. I wouldn't cut anything until after blooms are done. Enjoy the lovely pollinators that come to visit, the delightful scent, and the colorful show. After blooms are spent I do trim only the bloom stems off. That way, especially in your zone, you may get a second bloom in late summer. In late fall I give my gang a nice, shaping trim - forming a foundation for even growth for next year. I use an electric hedge trimmer.
I think you can't have too many lavender.
"Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing." Shakespeare
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