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ediesd
Colorado Springs, CO

November 13, 2008
4:26 AM

Post #5785097

What a joy to read of the lavender gardens. It never ocurred to me to use lavender as a hedge. I would like to try this as a low hedge instead of the boxwood I was considering. Do you know of a type that would fill this bill? Russian sage grows well in CO -- would lavender do as well in this more arid environment. Thanks again, Edie
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

November 13, 2008
4:51 AM

Post #5785144

Lavender does very well with the 18 inches of rain it gets annually at Lavender Wind Farms, so I don't think "arid" especially bothers it. I'm less sure how well it would take cold/dry wind, although my hedge is very exposed on a hill on the north (windy) side of my house and does fine.

I think any of the lavenders would work as a hedge... the smaller English ones like Munstead would just have to be planted closer together. I think my 'Grosso' plants are nearly 2 feet apart... they took a couple of years to reach that hedge look, but lavender definitely grows faster than boxwood! :-)

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