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Anyone tried lavender in a shady spot?

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nailslikeknives Sun 07-Feb-16 15:00:13

If so, how did it cope?
I have a shady bit at the back of the garden, not too damp but limited sun. Lavender has grown v successfully elsewhere in the garden so we have the right soil.
Anyone managed to brighten a shady spot with lavender? Thank you!

yankeecandle4 Sun 07-Feb-16 17:58:24

Last year I was growing lavender in a bright area and it was thriving. I moved it to a dappled shade area and it drooped within days. It was french lavender, don't know if that makes a difference.

Chorltonswheelies422 Sun 07-Feb-16 18:00:42

Lavendar is doomed in the shade

Chorltonswheelies422 Sun 07-Feb-16 18:10:40

Sorry phone went crazy and posted too soon. Lavender would be doomed but do go to Royal horticultural society website and do a search for shade loving plants - very helpful site.

nailslikeknives Sun 07-Feb-16 18:39:30

Ah, shame about the lavender but good to know so I don't waste any.
I'll check out the website. Thanks!

shovetheholly Mon 08-Feb-16 08:00:18

You suggest that it's dry shade, and if it's not too dark, you might be able to get it to grow, but it won't be its brilliant best. Shade, wet, and heavy clay it dislikes - all three are a recipe for lavender disaster.

Chirita lavandulacea is a member of the lavender family that doesn't mind a bit of shade. It's beautiful, but is an annual in the UK.

nailslikeknives Mon 08-Feb-16 11:40:32

Thanks Shove, I'll look out for it. There's a lavender farm 10ish miles from here, I'll try them first.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Mon 08-Feb-16 11:55:35

I grow English lavender reasonably successfully in a part of the garden that is well drained but semi shady (not dappled, it's either full sun or full shade but quite near a high fence so shady quite a lot of the time. My local lavender farm are really helpful in getting the right plant for your conditions.

nailslikeknives Tue 09-Feb-16 14:18:49

Thanks Whoknows. I'll definitely ask.

whatevva Tue 09-Feb-16 14:25:52

I have lots of lavender. It seeds/propagates easily here so I grow my own plants. They struggle at the bottom of the garden where they are shaded by trees. I try and keep any other shade away, and keep replacing them.

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