Lavender in Stone Wall
Answered by: Inge Poot
Question from: Nancy
Posted on: August 29, 2012

I am dealing with a 5’ (1.8m) high 60’ (20m) long natural rock wall with crevices that are currently planted with some unknown to me perennial. I was wondering if this would be a good candidate for replanting with lavender plugs. It is full sun.

If the stone wall is the retaining wall for some well-draining rich soil, then yes it would be a great spot for a lavender that is hardy in your winters. Try to keep the planting spots near the top of the retaining wall so that the plants are not soggy wet during warm spells in the winter or spring. A loose winter mulch hat covers the wall where it is planted with lavender would be a good idea to prevent freezing and thawing during winter and spring. But it must allow air to get to the plants to stop moulding.

What time of year would you recommend for planting the lavender plugs in the wall?

Do the planting in spring as early as possible by ordering the plugs as soon as possible now for spring delivery. That way you will be first in line for spring shipping.

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