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French Lavender questions.

Posted by magnoliasouth 8b - Mobile AL (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 30, 14 at 16:42

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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RE: French Lavender questions.

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.


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RE: French Lavender questions.

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


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