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lavender zone 3?

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Paul
Joined: 2/25/2006
Location: Northern Wisconsin
Posts: 70
Posted: Feb/27/2006 12:57 PM PST

is there a lavender i can grow in zone 3? thanks, Paul
sashweezy
Joined: 6/06/2005
Location: Ontario, Canada..Zone 4
Posts: 8401
Posted: Feb/27/2006 1:38 PM PST

I am in zone 4 and haven't heard of one that I can grow here. I tried it once but with no luck at all. I don't know about growing it in a container and bringing it in for the winter though.
LynneM
Joined: 4/01/2002
Location: west central Mn - zone 3/4
Posts: 37
Posted: Feb/28/2006 8:12 PM PST

I planted some last summer and it grew wonderfully, we'll see if it survived this winter. I did mulch it with leave after it froze and there is lots of snow on it. I did try one once before and that one didn't make it.

Lynne
kinnika photos
Joined: 2/28/2005
Location: Alberta Canada
Posts: 460
Posted: Mar/05/2006 4:44 PM PST

Hi Paul ,I don't grow Herbs but I just checked the seed catalogue from Dominion and they have one called Lavender Augustifolia and although they don't say what zone they say Very Hardy Perennial so maybe if you google it you might beable to find out some more...I am in zone 3 also.
Vera_EWASH
Joined: 9/08/2005
Location: Central Idaho
Posts: 296
Posted: Mar/06/2006 2:07 PM PST

Lavender angustifolia would be your Lavender 'Munstead', Lavender 'Hidocote', Lavender 'Lady' and Lavender 'Vera', but none of them are going to be hardy to zone 3....4 is pushing it if protected in a south bed near a wall, but zone 5 is usually the mininmum. There have been gardeners in MN who have reported good luck with Lavender 'Munstead'.

Vera
Vera_EWASH
Joined: 9/08/2005
Location: Central Idaho
Posts: 296
Posted: Apr/02/2006 5:54 PM PST

Excuse me...Hidocote is a Lavandula x intermedia.

I have heard that Lavender 'Lady' can be grown as an annual in the colder zones because it will bloom first year from seed

Vera
LynneM
Joined: 4/01/2002
Location: west central Mn - zone 3/4
Posts: 37
Posted: May/12/2006 1:55 PM PST

My Lavender is coming back(knock on wood)! I am so happy, everyone I talk to are surprised that is has come back. Everytime it has been getting cool at night I have been covering it with a pot.

Lynne
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