French Lavender questions.

magnoliasouthMarch 30, 2014

I've read about when and how to prune, but what about cutting/trimming just the blooms themselves?

If you can trim the blooms anytime, how old should the plant be?

I have some new plants that have blooms and I'd like to trim and save them, but not if it'll hurt them.

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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Cutting off the flowers will not hurt it at all. It's the leaves it needs to grow. In fact harvesting the flowers may even be helpful as it will stop the plant putting its energy into seed production.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 5:31AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

google 'deadheading' ...

it is just a form of what you are doing ...

we do it.. to avoid seeds .. AFTER they flower ...

it can surely be done earlier.. to enjoy and dry the fragrant flowers ...

its all the same theory ... of flower harvest ..

and what they said on food producing green leaves.. try not to take too many

ken

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 7:05AM
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