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Assessing and Pruning Winterkill in Lavender

Since lavender is greening up across most of Ontario, now is a good time to assess lavender plants and determine the extent of winterkill. Depending on the severity of the damage, further action may be required in some cases such … Continue reading

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Experiencing Strange Symptoms on Lavender? Lavender Crop Update July 10, 2020

Lavandula angustifolia cultivars are in full bloom in most of Ontario, with lavandins starting to bloom further south. Some cultivars are already past peak, progressing through bloom faster due to the hot conditions. It is becoming very dry in most … Continue reading

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Lavender Crop Update – Winter Damage Assessment – May 14, 2020

Hopefully winter is finally over. Thankfully the cold weather in April and early May kept plants from getting too advanced and likely prevented significant damage to the lavender over the past week. The only plants that may have damage are … Continue reading

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Lavender Crop Update April 8, 2020

Although the winter got off to a sudden harsh start in early November, all indications so far suggest this has been a pretty good winter for lavender survival. Some new growth at the tips of the shoots was killed off … Continue reading

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Early Winter Injury to Lavender – November 21, 2019

At this time of year, plants are still in the process of entering dormancy and are not as hardy as they would be in mid-winter. The recent, sudden cold snap has been very hard on many perennials including lavender because … Continue reading

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Managing Winter-Damaged Lavender

This past winter has resulted in significant damage to most lavender cultivars of both Lavandula angustifolia and Lavandula x intermedia (lavandins). Even plants that had row cover on them had damage. The damage to the top of plants is most … Continue reading

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