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Lavender types pruning

Joy90Joy90 Posts: 35

i have two types of lavender augustifolas they are two summers old. Strangely the one called blue flames flowered in November for a second time after I’d Late summer pruned it. The dead flower heads are now on the plants when should I take them off? I had twolots of Flowers one in July and then again in earlyNovember !


  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,699

    I've cut mine down last year before winter and they have put on a bit of new growth already. But many don't until now to spring, so if it's not too wet and frosty, you can also cut them down.

    Last edited: 20 January 2018 10:40:34

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,685

    I cut mine down in Spring. The goldfinches like the seeds in Winter.

  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,983

    I do a harvest late Summer (love bunches of dried Lavender) but leave alone then and do a big prune in Spring. My two are old and a bit leggy but still earn their place in my garden. I prune quite hard, but only to new green growth as it won't grow back from the woody stems. I also have one French Lavender which always looks awful after flowering so receives a hair cut then, and it tends to re-flower later.  

    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • Joy90Joy90 Posts: 35

    Thanks for your comments. I will wait till March and then cut them off if the dead flowers help wildlife!

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