Lavender Plants

Soil Condition for Lavender Plant


Anonymous added on May 2, 2017 | Answered

I have a large spruce tree about 5 feet from the garden bed. I think it maybe on the acid side of the soil range. I'm putting in a lavandula stoechas. Our zone is3/4 in Alberta Canada. Can it survive ou 25C. Winters? Thank you Sharon Andrews


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 3, 2017

You growing zone of 3-4 is not ideal for Lavender.
Varieties Hidecote and Munsted are considered hardy in zone 4. I garden in zone 4 and have about 50 percent survival on Munsted Lavender in a very sheltered garden.
I love Lavender so I keep adding new plants each year!

Lavender need a full sun location with well draining soil. Does the large Spruce Tree shade this area?
Your plants will need at least 6 hours of full sunshine to grow well.

Here is an article to help refresh you on the care requirements.

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

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