How To Grow Lavender In Texas

Growing Conditions of Lavender in Texas

  • Sunlight. Lavender prefers full sun, meaning it needs at least six hours of direct sunlight each day.
  • Start with Good Soil. Lavender thrives in well-drained, sandy loam soils with a neutral to slightly alkaline pH, preferably within 6.5 – 7.5.
  • Watering. The ideal watering conditions for lavender depend on the type of soil in which it is growing.
  • How cold hardy is lavender?

    Let's find out. Cold hardy lavender does actually exist. The English varieties can withstand temperatures of -20 degrees Fahrenheit (-29 C.) while the French can only withstand temperatures of 10 degrees Fahrenheit (-12 C.) or higher.

    What lavender grows best in North Texas?

    Gardeners in the Dallas area have had the most success with 'Munstead' and 'Hidcote' varieties. French lavender (Lavandula x intermedia) grows slightly larger than English lavender and has a generally more compact flower head. It is not as winter-hardy but is more tolerant of our humidity.

    Can you grow lavender in pots?

    Any lavender variety will grow in a container and can be clipped in decorative balls and cones, but some are better suited than others. They produce flowers fast and maintain a manageable size in pots.

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