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Is lavender (lavandula angustifolia var. rosea) hardy in zone 6b?

Asked by yuengling1829 (27 points ) March 31st, 2012

I’m trying to decide whether to plant my lavender in the ground, or to keep it in a pot so I can bring it inside next winter. Will the plants survive the winter if planted in the ground?

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gailcalled's avatar

Yes. Here where there are pockets of zone 5 (sheltered and sunny) it winters over.. On my windy hill that gets the brunt of the gales from the NW and is considered zone 4b, it does not.
I substitue catmint (nepeta) instead.

You can also dig them up in the fall before the first heavy frost.

You can have a bed entirely of the different species of lavender. Lucky you.

wilma's avatar

Mine does just fine and I’m in zone 5. My herb garden in a low spot that is unprotected and probably gets the worst of our weather. Yours should do fine in zone 6.

yuengling1829's avatar

That’s great news. Thank you!

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