posted by admin on May 21
Lavender may be planted from seeds, but for those who already have lavender in their garden, growing new plants from lavender cuttings is the most efficient method. Success is likely using cuttings, and your plants will be genetically identical to the parent plant.
Lavender cuttings can be taken in the spring or autumn, but fall cuttings won’t root as rapidly as those taken in spring. Your cutting will need to be rooted in a pot, loosely filled with moist, sandy compost. Select a healthy shoot, approximately four inches long for your cutting. The cutting should simply be pulled away from the main stem to create a “heel” (flat vertical area) at the base. This newly separated heel should be trimmed, and then coated with hormone solution or powder. Place the cutting in the damp soil, with about one inch of stem below the surface, heel first. Gently press down the soil around the cutting, and place it a well lit, well ventilated area, away from direct sunlight.
You should be able to detect growth four to six weeks after planting. Your new lavender plants should be re-potted, if they outgrow their original pots. Plants should be kept slightly moist. They can be planted in their final location in early fall.