English lavender - also know as Lavandula Angustifolia

Growing English Lavender: The Dos and Don’ts

Lavender is a beautiful, fragrant plant that is perfect for any garden. If you’re looking to add a touch of elegance to your floral arrangement, then look no further than English lavender.

Here are some tips on how to grow English lavender successfully.

Blooming bush of English lavender growing in the ground in a garden.
Blooming bush of English lavender

The Dos

• Choose a sunny spot in your garden. Lavender thrives in sunny, well-drained soil.

• Plant your lavender in the spring or fall.

• Space your plants 18-24 inches apart.

• Water your lavender regularly, especially during dry spells.

• Fertilize your lavender plants every 6-8 weeks with a balanced fertilizer.

• Prune your plants regularly to encourage fresh growth.

The Don’ts

• Plant your lavender in shady areas.

• Overwater your plants. Too much water can lead to root rot.

• Fertilize too frequently. This can result in leggy growth and fewer flowers.

• Neglect to prune your plants. This will result in fewer flowers and an overall less attractive plant.


With these dos and don’ts in mind, you should be well on your way to growing beautiful English lavender in your garden. Remember to give your plants plenty of sun, water, and fertilizer, and to prune them regularly for the best results.