lavender grow in shade?
have a shady site at the back door, which does get some sun, that
the landscape architect wants to plant with lavender. I am worried
about how well lavender (hidcote) will do in such a shady spot.
Can you advise?
is best grown in full sun. If grown in shade, plants tend to become
lanky and do not flower as prolifically as they would in sun.
If your landscape architect
wants to grow lavender in this position for its silver foliage,
astelia may be a better choice as it thrives in shade. Alternatively,
if it is for its fragrance, daphne is a good choice.
by Dr Dan Blanchon from Unitec's Diploma in Sustainable Horticulture and Bachelor
of Resource Management.
with permission from NZOOM Home and Garden content,
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