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

Asked by yuengling1829 (27points) 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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