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Thread: Which Lavender?

  1. #1
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    Default Which Lavender?

    What is the best lavender plant for bee forage?

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    Default Re: Which Lavender?

    Every purple blooming one I've ever seen, the bees have liked.
    Dan

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    Default Re: Which Lavender?

    Yeah, I don't they actually care about the varietal; I've got lavender agustafolia because that's what I like.

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    Default Re: Which Lavender?

    I'm wondering if there are varieties which winter better in Northern climates - I haven't had good luck with the ones we've tried. They're dead by spring.

    Adam

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    Default Re: Which Lavender?

    Lavandula intermedia 'Provence' and 'Grosso' are good cultivars for the South as they tolerates the heat and humidity better than others. Spanish lavender is good too. (Lavandula stoechas)
    For the North, you have to stay with Lavender angustifolia (USDA zone 4) if you want it to winter over.

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    Default Re: Which Lavender?

    Quote Originally Posted by Walliebee View Post
    Lavandula intermedia 'Provence' and 'Grosso' are good cultivars for the South as they tolerates the heat and humidity better than others. Spanish lavender is good too. (Lavandula stoechas)
    For the North, you have to stay with Lavender angustifolia (USDA zone 4) if you want it to winter over.
    Know where a fella could find some? I was told that Lavender is finiky and difficult to grow in our area.

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    Default Re: Which Lavender?

    That is odd, I have about 20 lavender plants all over my yard in Ohio.

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