Lavender Plants
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propagate Lavender plants

Zone 9 | hai1553 added on February 27, 2015 | Answered

I got a bush of lavender and I want to cut stems from that bush to generate a new bush. Can you tell me how?

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    Downtoearthdigs
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    Answered on March 2, 2015

    Propagating lavender takes patience!
    Take your cuttings from the stems that are still green, not the woody stems.
    Clean about 2 inches of stem of leaves and dip each stem into rooting hormone.
    I like to make a tray of sand and perlite and place each cutting into the damp tray.
    Keep damp and out of direct sunlight. I place them in a shady part of my garden.
    After 6 weeks, tug the cuttings slightly--if they resist, gently remove them and pot into small starter pots in a good potting mix.
    I have had some cuttings take up to 8 weeks to form tiny roots. Growing Lavender this way is tricky for me in my Zone 4, but I have had success and I love the process of making more plants this way.
    Hope you enjoy it also!

    Here is an article about growing lavender.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/lavender/lavender-in-the-garden-information-and-growing-lavender-tips.htm

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