Lavender plants

nodlisabnodlisab Posts: 394

I have purchased some Lavender plants that are about 4 inches tall,should I plant them out now or over winter them inside and plant in the spring ?

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  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    Leave them till the Spring-they might need potting on in the meantime-in a cold greenhouse should be fine.

  • nodlisabnodlisab Posts: 394

    Will do ,thanks

  • as said above as the cold killed all my young plants off during that cold spell,including my Rosemarie.image

  • i purchased the lavender plants that were on offer, unfortunately a majority of them died, yet i dont know what i did wrong image

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806
    Tracey 3 wrote (see)

    i purchased the lavender plants that were on offer, unfortunately a majority of them died, yet i dont know what i did wrong image

    My guess would be over-watered and/or over potted.

     

  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,346

    hello, I got my lavenders as part of the free perennials offer from T&M  in May. My interest in the offer wasn't about these plants so potted them on into small pots and sort of neglected them. Put 3 in each pot and left them outside, they have done really well. They are about 4" but very bushy,leaves smell lovely. I'm going to leave them in their pots, pot on if necessary and over winter in the cold frames, plant them out next year.

  • Oooh, hadn't considered needing to protect my lavender pots this winter (other than a bit of fleece if it looks like going below freezing). I've two in pots that were put out late August this year. Do I need to find some shelter for them then?



    Assume my two camellias in pots should be ok with fleece??
  • donutsmrsdonutsmrs Posts: 456

    I have purchased the lavenders from T & M and I have left mine in the greenhouse. They were all stood in trays of water to keep them watered while I was away on holiday for nearly two weeks and they are growing really well. They are very strong looking plants and very bushy. I will be leaving them in the greenhouse over winter and plant them out next spring.

  • Think I might request a cold frame for my birthday...
  • MepoooooMepooooo Posts: 4

    Lavender plant is a hardy plant but winter winds can damage the branches and foliage. The dry, cold winds wick moisture from the lavender's evergreen leaves, which causes burning or foliage death.

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