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Q.How to deal with what appears to be root rot on lavender?

Anonymous added on July 6, 2020 | Answered

I bought about 1 month ago what appeared to be very healthy lavender plants (the butterfly flower type). I set these in pots – but ever since the flowers have become daily more brown…and don’t seem to be growing….I think in the beginning the soil may have been too wet…but ever since I have been careful not to over water. Should I prune now these ‘dead’ brown flowers and see if this results in new growth.

Will appreciate your advice…many thanks in advance.

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Answered on July 7, 2020

You will need to treat the soil and plant with a fungicide. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/using-fungicides-in-garden.htm

Overwatering will quickly lead to an infection that will need some attention. Repotting in fresh soil can help, but make sure to moisten the soil before hand and use a very small amount of water to set the roots in after planting. Don't water again until they dry out thoroughly. These prefer a dry, arid, and hot climate so try and get close to these requirements for the best results.

This article will give you more information on the care of lavender: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/lavender/lavender-in-the-garden-information-and-growing-lavender-tips.htm

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