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Planting Lavender From Cuttings

By Sarah Bader ; Updated September 21, 2017

Planting lavender from cuttings creates a true-to-species plant that is not possible with planting from seed. Plant lavender from cuttings with tips from a lavender farmer in this free video on growing herbs.

Transcript

Hi. My name is Sarah Bader and I'm from Lavendar at Stonegate. My farm is here in West Linn, Oregon. So what I'm going to talk to you about today is dividing lavender plants and how to grow lavender plants from seed versus cuttings. So if you choose or want to divide a lavender plant it's probably not a good idea and the reason why is because if you pull this apart what that may do is break the lavender and it won't form properly like it's supposed to. So a better alternative is to take a lavender plant from a cutting. You don't really want to grow lavender from seed because what that does is it doesn't grow true to species. It's like growing a brother and a sister. It won't be the exact species that you want. So I'm going to show you an example of what we do here on our farm to take cuttings from our plants. So what we do is we get in here and take a little cutting from the plant itself and then we strip some of the vegetation off the bottom. We make just a little cut to open it up and then we dip this into rooting hormone and put it in a mix of half perlite and half peet moss and then we put it in an environment where it's approximately seventy degrees for about two months. What that does is it allows the cutting to root and then you're going to have an exact species that's just like the plant that you took the cutting from.

 

About the Author

 

Sarah Bader is the owner of Lavender at Stonegate Farm located in West Linn, Oregon. Bader planted approximately 380 lavender plants in the lower field of her property in 2002 with 15 species total. Today, she has expanded to include over 4500 plants in a two-and-a half acre upper field, with over 22 varieties now available. Bader's sustainable operation includes a propagation greenhouse and two growing houses where she and her handful of employees take cuttings from their very own stock to ensure true-to-species lavender. Lavender at Stonegate is a small family operation, specializing in growing lavender that thrives in the Northwest and offering quality plants and products produced at the farm. Bader is committed to educating customers about how to grow lavender successfully. Her products and plants are available for wholesale and retail purchase at www.lavenderatstonegate.com.