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I have never grown them here in the south. How well do they fare? Do you
have better luck from direct seed or plants?
Where would you find plants if that was the best way to go and when is
the best time to plant?

Jo

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Old 06-03-2006, 05:44 PM posted to triangle.gardens
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I have never grown them here in the south. How well do they fare? Do you
have better luck from direct seed or plants?
Where would you find plants if that was the best way to go and when is the
best time to plant?


Planted two small lavendar plants last spring - now they are 14 inches tall.
Nice fragrant blooms in late summer. Bought em locally - can't remember
where.


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On Mon, 06 Mar 2006 16:10:54 GMT in Jo wrote:
I have never grown them here in the south. How well do they fare? Do you
have better luck from direct seed or plants?
Where would you find plants if that was the best way to go and when is
the best time to plant?


They are proving difficult to germinate for me.
Had about 3 germinate out of 18 seeds some weeks ago, and managed
to kill them off by having them get too hot.
Tried again, and have only had one to germinate so far.

Did a quick google and apparently this is normal.
I shall try putting the remaining pellets in the fridge for a week.

Anyhoo, should I get more than 2 to germinate, I'll have more than I
need.

In the meantime, if anyone has pointers to someone with a few varieties
of lavender that one can take cuttings from, I'd appreciate it.
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Jo wrote:
I have never grown them here in the south. How well do they fare? Do you
have better luck from direct seed or plants?


Lavender grows well here, but it can be hard to start from seed.
Germination is not very good and they grow slowly until established. I
have a few that I started from seed last year and they are still tiny.
I think I recall starting some succesfully from cuttings a number of
years ago, though, and may try that again.

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Old 06-03-2006, 11:47 PM posted to triangle.gardens
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Jo,

I don't know about growing lavendar from seed, I would never have the
patience to do that! For plants, though, I suggest you check out the
Farmers' Market in Raleigh some weekend. I think I have seen lavendar
plants at various garden centers, too.

That reminds me -- I need to get some replacement rosemary plants, as I
had not pruned mine well, and it finally bit the dust (or the sand, rather!)

Anne Lurie


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I have never grown them here in the south. How well do they fare? Do you
have better luck from direct seed or plants?
Where would you find plants if that was the best way to go and when is the
best time to plant?

Jo





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Old 07-03-2006, 12:32 AM posted to triangle.gardens
 
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We planted ours from a store...

There are a few varieties out there.

They need very dry and very hot conditions

Ours is out near the curb and driveway very dry and very hot.

One thing to remember bees LOVE lavendar - however many people are very
nervous about bees so you may want to be careful about where you plant them

The lavendar made the bees very very docile - so much that my boys could
'pet" the bees, I did as well they are very soft.

Tomatolord
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I have never grown them here in the south. How well do they fare? Do you
have better luck from direct seed or plants?
Where would you find plants if that was the best way to go and when is the
best time to plant?

Jo



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Old 07-03-2006, 06:04 PM posted to triangle.gardens
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Thank you everyone!

I will check out the farmers market too! Thanks Anne.

Jo
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Jo wrote:

Thank you everyone!

I will check out the farmers market too! Thanks Anne.

Jo


I searched this site for lavender but came up empty handed.

http://www.plantdelights.com/

They just had one of their open house weekends this past
weekend.

Craig


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