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Hi folks, I'm a newbie to the forum. Last summer I took softwood cuttings from a mature French Lavender. Only 1 survived the winter, but since potting on, it  has mysteriously changed into an English Lavender (see image) Can anyone explain this please? It's a cutting, so should be a "clone" of the mother plant? Are Lavenders grafted onto different root-stocks, like roses are?

I'm stumped (pardon the pun!), so if anyone can shed light on this I would much appreciate it.



  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190

    I feel Tetley maybe right, that's a mighty big plant for a last years cutting. They are quite slow growing.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • LaurenzoLaurenzo Posts: 2
    Thanks for the replies folks. Definitely the same plan, as I only had

    1 lavender in my garden from which I took about 20 softwood cuttings and this was the only survivor - Scottish winters.

    Everyone I've asked is as baffled as I am!

    Very strange.
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