Lavandula dentata (French Lavender) - Monthly Plant Care Calendar

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Evergreen shrub prized for its fragrant foliage and purple, rounded bloom spikes. Requires full sun for optimum performance. Attracts birds and butterflies.

For more information, see this article http://articles.latimes.com/1997-04-05/home/hm-45541_1_english-lavender.

Here's what you should be doing each month of the year for this plant in Sunset Zones 22, 23 & 24: Find Your Climate Zone.

Click a month to be taken directly to that months plant care: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December

January

No particular care is needed for this plant in January.

french-lavenderFebruary

SOW SEEDS

Sow seeds indoors. Keep the soil warm and moist but not soggy. Place in a sunny window.

March

SOW SEEDS

Sow seeds indoors. Keep the soil warm and moist but not soggy. Place in a sunny window.

HARVEST

Cut foliage and flower spikes in the middle of the day. Display in a vase or dry hanging upside down in a cool, dry location.

April

BUY

Buy when in bloom and readily available in the nursery.

PLANT

Plant when the weather is warm in a location with good air circulation.

SOW SEEDS

Sow seeds outdoors in the ground or containers. Keep the soil moist but not soggy.

FERTILIZE

Fertilize with a 1/2 strength application of a well-balanced organic food.

PRUNE

Prune plant back by 1/3 to 1/2 after first flush of blooms fade. This ensures thick, vigorous growth and continuous bloom into the fall.

MULCH

Mulch only with inorganic materials such as gravel or decomposed granite, as lavender performs badly with wet feet.

TRANSPLANT

Transplant in a location with good air circulation when the weather is warm.

HARVEST

Cut foliage and flower spikes in the middle of the day. Display in a vase or dry hanging upside down in a cool, dry location.

May

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BUY

Buy when in bloom and readily available in the nursery.

PLANT

Plant when the weather is warm in a location with good air circulation.

SOW SEEDS

Sow seeds outdoors in the ground or containers. Keep the soil moist but not soggy.

FERTILIZE

Fertilize with a 1/2 strength application of a well-balanced organic food if you did not do so in April.

WATER

Water in-ground plants monthly and container-grown specimens every two weeks when the weather is warm. Avoid overwatering, as French lavender succumbs to root rot in continually wet soil.

PRUNE

If not done in April, prune plant back by 1/3 to 1/2 after first flush of blooms fade. This ensures thick, vigorous growth and continuous bloom into the fall.

MULCH

Mulch only with inorganic materials such as gravel or decomposed granite, as lavender performs badly with wet feet.

TRANSPLANT

Transplant in a location with good air circulation when the weather is warm.

HARVEST

Cut foliage and flower spikes in the middle of the day. Display in a vase or dry hanging upside down in a cool, dry location.

June

BUY

Buy when in bloom and readily available in the nursery.

PLANT

Plant when the weather is warm in a location with good air circulation.

SOW SEEDS

Sow seeds outdoors in the ground or containers. Keep the soil moist but not soggy.

WATER

Water in-ground plants monthly and container-grown specimens once a week when the weather is warm. Avoid overwatering, as French lavender succumbs to root rot in continually wet soil.

MULCH

Mulch only with inorganic materials such as gravel or decomposed granite, as lavender performs badly with wet feet.

TRANSPLANT

Transplant in a location with good air circulation when the weather is warm.

HARVEST

Cut foliage and flower spikes in the middle of the day. Display in a vase or dry hanging upside down in a cool, dry location.

July

BUY

Buy when in bloom and readily available in the nursery.

PLANT

Plant when the weather is warm in a location with good air circulation.

WATER

Water in-ground plants every two weeks and container-grown specimens twice a week. Avoid overwatering, as French lavender succumbs to root rot in continually wet soil.

MULCH

Mulch only with inorganic materials such as gravel or decomposed granite, as lavender performs badly with wet feet.

TRANSPLANT

Transplant in a location with good air circulation when the weather is warm.

HARVEST

Cut foliage and flower spikes in the middle of the day. Display in a vase or dry hanging upside down in a cool, dry location.

August

BUY

Buy when in bloom and readily available in the nursery.

PLANT

Plant when the weather is warm in a location with good air circulation.

WATER

Water in-ground plants every two weeks and container-grown specimens twice a week. Avoid overwatering, as French lavender succumbs to root rot in continually wet soil.

MULCH

Mulch only with inorganic materials such as gravel or decomposed granite, as lavender performs badly with wet feet.

TRANSPLANT

Transplant in a location with good air circulation when the weather is warm.

HARVEST

Cut foliage and flower spikes in the middle of the day. Display in a vase or dry hanging upside down in a cool, dry location.

 

September

BUY

Buy when in bloom and readily available in the nursery.

PLANT

Plant when the weather is warm in a location with good air circulation.

WATER

Water in-ground plants every two weeks and container-grown specimens twice a week. Avoid overwatering, as French lavender succumbs to root rot in continually wet soil.

MULCH

Mulch only with inorganic materials such as gravel or decomposed granite, as lavender performs badly with wet feet.

TRANSPLANT

Transplant in a location with good air circulation when the weather is warm.

HARVEST

Cut foliage and flower spikes in the middle of the day. Display in a vase or dry hanging upside down in a cool, dry location.

October

WATER

Water in-ground plants monthly and container-grown specimens every two weeks when the weather is warm. Avoid overwatering, as French lavender succumbs to root rot in continually wet soil.

HARVEST

Cut foliage and flower spikes in the middle of the day. Display in a vase or dry hanging upside down in a cool, dry location.

November

HARVEST

Cut foliage and flower spikes in the middle of the day. Display in a vase or dry hanging upside down in a cool, dry location.

December

No particular care is needed for this plant in December.

 

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