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Deadheading lavender pots

Hi all,

I have a couple of different types of lavender growing in two separate pots, and am wondering how to correctly deadhead them (pics below).  I'm a total beginner in this and want to learn how to get the best results from them.


On this one, should I be removing any bud where there is brown down to the next leaf node?


On this one, I'm not sure if its needed, but it doesn't have many little purple blooms.

Many thanks!

Last edited: 02 August 2017 15:11:21


  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,699

    You can deadhead them if you don't want to see spent flowers on stalks. Just cut them down to the bushy section. Because it's quite late in the season, they will unlikely throw up another flush of flowers.

    If you want to create a nice bushy growth, cut further down into the lower sections. 

  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,408

    The second one is a different type. It is Lavender stoechas, or French lavender and that is how the flowers look. When the 'bunny ears' fade you can cut it back to green growth. This one is not fully hardy, so will need some winter protection if you live anywhere that gets cold winters.

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