Do you think it’s even possible to have too many lavender plants?
A fragrant favorite in flower beds and herb gardens, this striking perennial is versatile in many settings, from formal borders to naturalized wildflower gardens.
The pretty flower heads are mostly available in shades of mauve to purple, but there are blue, pink, and white varieties as well.
Lavender’s scent is beloved worldwide, with its aromatic essential oils widely used in aromatherapy as well as in the fragrance and toiletry industries.
Propagating lavender isn’t difficult, and it’s a fun way to get more plants for your garden. In this post, I’ll show you everything you need to know about how to propagate lavender cuttings, with detailed step by step instructions.
Once you learn how to propagate lavender plants from your garden, you’ll be able to grow as much of it as you want. Plus you can share it with your friends and family too!
WHEN TO PROPAGATE LAVENDER
The best time to propagate lavender is during mid-late summer during their active growing season, and when it’s hot and humid outside.
If you take cuttings too late in the summer, or in the fall when the plant is starting to go dormant for the winter, they may not root.
Choose sideshoots as cuttings, pulling these away from the main stem with a thin strip of bark, or heel, still attached.
This heel is important as it is where the roots of the new plant will develop. If your cuttings don’t have a heel, trim the bottom, cutting with a sharp knife, just below a leaf joint.
Remove the lower pairs of leaves so that the cutting has a length of bare stem that can be cleanly inserted into the compost.
Dip the cut end of each cutting into rooting hormone. Insert several cuttings around the edge of small pots of gritty compost.
Water the compost well then cover the whole pot with a clear polythene bag to maintain a humid atmosphere around the cuttings.