lavender

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  1. Annageckos

    Annageckos Active Member 10 Years

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    I want to propagate my lavender plants, can I take clippings and root them or would I need to wait for seeds? Any advice would be great.

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    Anna
     
  2. The Hollyberry Lady

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    The plants may be divided in early Spring. Cuttings can be taken in late summer or early Fall, then rooted and wintered in the greenhouse or warm sunny window sill. Seeds germinate in about two weeks.

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  3. K Baron

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    I took cuttings this April and they are growing well , { I have also done a fall cutting, but I wanted the results sooner and worried about winter kill...} the warm spring weather has jolted them into new growth... I just jab them into a sandy soil where I want them to establish and leave the rest up to mother nature. I lose about 5% of the cuttings.
     
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    Yeah, climate has a lot to do with it - I successfully root cuttings at odd times as well. It also depends on the technique and skill of the gardener.

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  5. Annageckos

    Annageckos Active Member 10 Years

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    Thanks, I'll try it out. I have been rooting alot of plants, my patio looks like a nusery!


    Anna
     
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    Also, note that the cuttings in April want to bloom, but I deter them and remove the new buds... I believe that this will give more energy to the plant in the first year....
     
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    Yup, I agree with that K Baron.

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    I started one of my lavendar plants a couple weeks ago and it is doing very well, including trying to bloom. Maybe I should go cut that blossom off...thanks for the advice!
     
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    Thanks Shelton! Lots of great info on lavender there. I'm off to make a wreath for the front door!
     
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    Some types of lavender also root themselves, presumably from seeds from the flowers. I've found quite a few at work and they're metres away from the main lavender plants! Can't remember the exact type of lavender, though....

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    Here is the wreath I made with the lavender from one of my plants. Not fabulous, but it was my first. Next time it will be better!
     

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    Wow - I think it's lovely. Nice job.

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