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Lavandula angustifolia 'Lavender Lady' Plant Care Reminders

Lavender lady

Lavender, True Lavender, Common Lavender

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General Information

  • Instruction By Steve Brigham
    Notes Prized by many for their fragrance, the many varieties of English Lavender are not as tolerant of warm, humid conditions as many other kinds of lavender are. In coastal Southern California climates, they do have a tendency to be rather short-lived, but good drainage, air circulation, and annual shearing will lengthen their garden life. Lavenders need little or no fertilizer, dislike overly-rich soil, and should not be over-watered when they are established.
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Plant Care Instruction

  • Scroll down or click on any month for plant care instructions
    • January
    • February
    • March
    • April
    • May
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • September
    • October
    • November
    • December
    January
    1. Buy

    Buy plants during the cooler months, if possible, which is the best time to plant. For the best varieties for your area, buy from a specialty nursery with a large selection.
    2. Plant

    Plant in well-drained soil in full sun, in a spot with good air circulation. Lavenders don\'t need rich soil or lots of soil amendment.
    3. Water

    Water if soil is dry, but don\'t over-water.
    February
    1. Buy

    Buy plants during the cooler months, if possible, which is the best time to plant. For the best varieties for your area, buy from a specialty nursery with a large selection.
    2. Plant

    Plant in well-drained soil in full sun, in a spot with good air circulation. Lavenders don\'t need rich soil or lots of soil amendment.
    3. Water

    Water if soil is dry, but don\'t over-water.
    March
    1. Buy

    Buy plants during the cooler months, if possible, which is the best time to plant. For the best varieties for your area, buy from a specialty nursery with a large selection.
    2. Plant

    Plant in well-drained soil in full sun, in a spot with good air circulation. Lavenders don\'t need rich soil or lots of soil amendment.
    3. Fertilize

    A light feeding with a balanced fertilizer is fine this month, but lavenders do not need much (if any) fertilizer.
    4. Water

    Water if soil is dry, but don\'t over-water.
    5. Mulch

    Maintain a non-organic mulch of gravel or decomposed granite around plants to keep soil cool and conserve water use.
    6. Propagate

    Propagate from softwood tip cuttings of firm spring growth. provide good air circulation to the cuttings while they are rooting.
    April
    1. Buy

    Buy plants during the cooler months, if possible, which is the best time to plant. For the best varieties for your area, buy from a specialty nursery with a large selection.
    2. Plant

    Plant in well-drained soil in full sun, in a spot with good air circulation. Lavenders don\'t need rich soil or lots of soil amendment.
    3. Water

    Water when soil is dry, but don\'t over-water.
    4. Mulch

    Maintain a non-organic mulch of gravel or decomposed granite around plants to keep soil cool and conserve water use.
    5. Propagate

    Propagate from softwood tip cuttings of firm spring growth. provide good air circulation to the cuttings while they are rooting.
    May
    1. Water

    Water when soil is dry, but don\'t over-water.
    2. Mulch

    Maintain a non-organic mulch of gravel or decomposed granite around plants to keep soil cool and conserve water use.
    3. Propagate

    Propagate from softwood tip cuttings of firm spring growth. provide good air circulation to the cuttings while they are rooting.
    June
    1. Water

    Water when soil is dry, but don\'t over-water.
    2. Mulch

    Maintain a non-organic mulch of gravel or decomposed granite around plants to keep soil cool and conserve water use.
    3. Harvest

    Harvest flowering stems for drying before one-third of the flowers on a stem are open. Dry upside down in bunches in a cool, shady, well-ventilated area.
    July
    1. Water

    Water when soil is dry, but don\'t over-water.
    2. Mulch

    Maintain a non-organic mulch of gravel or decomposed granite around plants to keep soil cool and conserve water use.
    3. Harvest

    Harvest flowering stems for drying before one-third of the flowers on a stem are open. Dry upside down in bunches in a cool, shady, well-ventilated area.
    August
    1. Water

    Water when soil is dry, but don\'t over-water.
    2. Prune

    Shear plants by one third after main bloom is finished.
    3. Mulch

    Maintain a non-organic mulch of gravel or decomposed granite around plants to keep soil cool and conserve water use.
    4. Harvest

    Harvest flowering stems for drying before one-third of the flowers on a stem are open. Dry upside down in bunches in a cool, shady, well-ventilated area.
    September
    1. Water

    Water when soil is dry, but don\'t over-water.
    2. Prune

    Shear plants by one third after main bloom is finished.
    3. Mulch

    Maintain a non-organic mulch of gravel or decomposed granite around plants to keep soil cool and conserve water use.
    October
    1. Buy

    Buy plants during the cooler months, if possible, which is the best time to plant. For the best varieties for your area, buy from a specialty nursery with a large selection.
    2. Plant

    Plant in well-drained soil in full sun, in a spot with good air circulation. Lavenders don\'t need rich soil or lots of soil amendment.
    3. Water

    Water when soil is dry, but don\'t over-water.
    4. Mulch

    Maintain a non-organic mulch of gravel or decomposed granite around plants to keep soil cool and conserve water use.
    November
    1. Buy

    Buy plants during the cooler months, if possible, which is the best time to plant. For the best varieties for your area, buy from a specialty nursery with a large selection.
    2. Plant

    Plant in well-drained soil in full sun, in a spot with good air circulation. Lavenders don\'t need rich soil or lots of soil amendment.
    3. Water

    Water if soil is dry, but don\'t over-water.
    December
    1. Buy

    Buy plants during the cooler months, if possible, which is the best time to plant. For the best varieties for your area, buy from a specialty nursery with a large selection.
    2. Plant

    Plant in well-drained soil in full sun, in a spot with good air circulation. Lavenders don\'t need rich soil or lots of soil amendment.
    3. Water

    Water if soil is dry, but don\'t over-water.
  • Buy

    When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

    January

    Buy plants during the cooler months, if possible, which is the best time to plant. For the best varieties for your area, buy from a specialty nursery with a large selection.

    February

    Buy plants during the cooler months, if possible, which is the best time to plant. For the best varieties for your area, buy from a specialty nursery with a large selection.

    March

    Buy plants during the cooler months, if possible, which is the best time to plant. For the best varieties for your area, buy from a specialty nursery with a large selection.

    April

    Buy plants during the cooler months, if possible, which is the best time to plant. For the best varieties for your area, buy from a specialty nursery with a large selection.

    October

    Buy plants during the cooler months, if possible, which is the best time to plant. For the best varieties for your area, buy from a specialty nursery with a large selection.

    November

    Buy plants during the cooler months, if possible, which is the best time to plant. For the best varieties for your area, buy from a specialty nursery with a large selection.

    December

    Buy plants during the cooler months, if possible, which is the best time to plant. For the best varieties for your area, buy from a specialty nursery with a large selection.

    Plant

    When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

    January

    Plant in well-drained soil in full sun, in a spot with good air circulation. Lavenders don\'t need rich soil or lots of soil amendment.

    February

    Plant in well-drained soil in full sun, in a spot with good air circulation. Lavenders don\'t need rich soil or lots of soil amendment.

    March

    Plant in well-drained soil in full sun, in a spot with good air circulation. Lavenders don\'t need rich soil or lots of soil amendment.

    April

    Plant in well-drained soil in full sun, in a spot with good air circulation. Lavenders don\'t need rich soil or lots of soil amendment.

    October

    Plant in well-drained soil in full sun, in a spot with good air circulation. Lavenders don\'t need rich soil or lots of soil amendment.

    November

    Plant in well-drained soil in full sun, in a spot with good air circulation. Lavenders don\'t need rich soil or lots of soil amendment.

    December

    Plant in well-drained soil in full sun, in a spot with good air circulation. Lavenders don\'t need rich soil or lots of soil amendment.

    Fertilize

    When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

    March

    A light feeding with a balanced fertilizer is fine this month, but lavenders do not need much (if any) fertilizer.

    Water

    Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

    January

    Water if soil is dry, but don\'t over-water.

    February

    Water if soil is dry, but don\'t over-water.

    March

    Water if soil is dry, but don\'t over-water.

    April

    Water when soil is dry, but don\'t over-water.

    May

    Water when soil is dry, but don\'t over-water.

    June

    Water when soil is dry, but don\'t over-water.

    July

    Water when soil is dry, but don\'t over-water.

    August

    Water when soil is dry, but don\'t over-water.

    September

    Water when soil is dry, but don\'t over-water.

    October

    Water when soil is dry, but don\'t over-water.

    November

    Water if soil is dry, but don\'t over-water.

    December

    Water if soil is dry, but don\'t over-water.

    Prune

    When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

    August

    Shear plants by one third after main bloom is finished.

    September

    Shear plants by one third after main bloom is finished.

    Mulch

    Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

    March

    Maintain a non-organic mulch of gravel or decomposed granite around plants to keep soil cool and conserve water use.

    April

    Maintain a non-organic mulch of gravel or decomposed granite around plants to keep soil cool and conserve water use.

    May

    Maintain a non-organic mulch of gravel or decomposed granite around plants to keep soil cool and conserve water use.

    June

    Maintain a non-organic mulch of gravel or decomposed granite around plants to keep soil cool and conserve water use.

    July

    Maintain a non-organic mulch of gravel or decomposed granite around plants to keep soil cool and conserve water use.

    August

    Maintain a non-organic mulch of gravel or decomposed granite around plants to keep soil cool and conserve water use.

    September

    Maintain a non-organic mulch of gravel or decomposed granite around plants to keep soil cool and conserve water use.

    October

    Maintain a non-organic mulch of gravel or decomposed granite around plants to keep soil cool and conserve water use.

    Propagate

    When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

    March

    Propagate from softwood tip cuttings of firm spring growth. provide good air circulation to the cuttings while they are rooting.

    April

    Propagate from softwood tip cuttings of firm spring growth. provide good air circulation to the cuttings while they are rooting.

    May

    Propagate from softwood tip cuttings of firm spring growth. provide good air circulation to the cuttings while they are rooting.

    June

    Propagate from softwood tip cuttings of firm spring growth. provide good air circulation to the cuttings while they are rooting.

    Harvest

    When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

    June

    Harvest flowering stems for drying before one-third of the flowers on a stem are open. Dry upside down in bunches in a cool, shady, well-ventilated area.

    July

    Harvest flowering stems for drying before one-third of the flowers on a stem are open. Dry upside down in bunches in a cool, shady, well-ventilated area.

    August

    Harvest flowering stems for drying before one-third of the flowers on a stem are open. Dry upside down in bunches in a cool, shady, well-ventilated area.

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