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Has anyone had good luck planting lavender at 8500 ft. or higher? The type I tried didn't make it, but maybe I bought the wrong variety. Thanks!


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Unfortunately, I have never known of a lavender that would work up here. Apart from the lovely qualities of lavender; if you are interested in similar look alikes, I highly recommend catmint and russian sage. Good luck!


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I am still waiting to plant ANYTHING this year! too cold too long... and snow again.... grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

and oh yeah, sage does wonderfully up here and comes back every spring. bees love it

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Unfortunately, I have never known of a lavender that would work up here. Apart from the lovely qualities of lavender; if you are interested in similar look alikes, I highly recommend catmint and russian sage. Good luck!


:yeah that:

Lots of things can be planted now: most perennials like columbine, catmint, sage family, etc., anything that can take a frost, like pansies ... also various vegetables.
This is the perfect time for most seeds especially wild flower seeds!


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I do lavender in pots outside up here during the summer. Usually, when I bring them in for the winter they don't make it so I just start over each summer with new ones. BUT I actually have one from last summer that survived as a house plant! I hope it will be ok going back on the deck in a few weeks. I am at around 8200 feet.


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I found this article from CSU Extension. Maybe if I found the right variety and covered them for the winter, they might make it. Half of the Russian Sage I planted have survived. They start to bloom right when winter starts. I still love the smell, color and texture of the sage. The deer leave the sage alone, so I'm hoping they won't like the lavender either.
https://extension.colostate.edu/docs/pu ... /07245.pdf


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I do lavender in pots outside up here during the summer. Usually, when I bring them in for the winter they don't make it so I just start over each summer with new ones. BUT I actually have one from last summer that survived as a house plant! I hope it will be ok going back on the deck in a few weeks. I am at around 8200 feet.


If it has the right conditions indoors during the winter, that should work fine. Periodic pruning and repotting then become important.

That's what I do with rosemary. It can usually keep it going for 5-7 years then I screw up (leaving it outdoors during first heavy frost/snow) and then have to start with a new plant. It starts to decline during the winter months but then revives each summer.


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I have and several of the HAGS have lavender that keeps over the winter outside. There are several different kinds of lavender, you need to plant the "Munstead" variety. Last June, when the HAGS went on our annual plant shopping trip in June, we found many Munstead lavender plants at Jared's Nursery in Littleton for a good price.

My lavender down in my big garden is just starting to show growth, the lavender plant in a more shady garden is still dormant.


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Good to know that the Munstead variety of lavender will overwinter in our climate! Thanks TB you are the best!

It's such a beautiful plant!



(Personally, I avoid all things lavender as it's oil is an endocrine system disruptor and really messes with my thyroid. Once I eliminated all lavender scented products from my environment, I was able to reduce my thyroid medication.)


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I have lavender growing like weeds all over a patio garden. Its in just the right microclimate. I've even divided them and planted in other areas. The stuff must be 10 years old or more. Unfortunately, I have no idea the variety or even remember where I bought them. Good luck! They can grow and survive the winter.


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MIRSH wrote:
Has anyone had good luck planting lavender at 8500 ft. or higher? The type I tried didn't make it, but maybe I bought the wrong variety. Thanks!


these two varieties have been good to us for well over 10 years. have been able to take cuttings in fall and successfully plant in summer. they are now about 5 feet tall at this time but still not as large as we hope for them...

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zchopper,
That's great, but those are Lilacs. The poster was asking about lavender.


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