lavender question

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by ach, Mar 22, 2004.

  1. ach

    ach Active Member

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    I am admittedly not much of a gardener, so forgive me if this is a dumb question...

    In his frenzy to clean up some of the dead plants for spring growth, DH cut off the lavender plant, chopping off all the leaf/stalks down to about 2-4 inches from the ground.

    Will the lavender grow back? As far as I could tell, it had not yet sprouted any new growth for spring.

    I hope it can recover.....

    Anne
     
  2. Cedar

    Cedar Well-Known Member

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    Yes :)

    Lavender is a perennial plant. Even if those particular sprouts he cut of don’t make it, there will surely be more to follow. I use to run over little patches when mowing the lawn and they’d sprout up again overnight.
     

  3. Amy Jo

    Amy Jo Well-Known Member

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    My husband has taken it upon himself to "help" me weed my flower garden when he thought it was overdue... I lose plants that way... he doesn't know what's planted there and I've found plants yanked and weed whacked in areas that are CLEARLY the flower garden after he has "helped". I love him for trying, but I tell him he is NOT allowed to weed anything!
     
  4. Jack in VA

    Jack in VA Well-Known Member

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    Lavender is supposed to be trimmed back each spring. He did you a favor!!
     
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  6. ach

    ach Active Member

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    Thanks for all the info. :)

    Anne