Lavender is a wonderful choice for an herb to grow in San Antonio because it’s drought tolerant nature makes it a perfect fit for our city.

Can lavender grow in Texas heat?

English Lavenders (Lavandula angustifolia) are actually from the Mediterranean. They are called English Lavender because they are the variety that grows best in England’s climate (and in Central Texas, too)! They are quite cold-hardy and bloom in late spring/early summer in Central Texas.

Where does lavender grow in Texas?

Central Texas

And, it is no surprise that Texas Hill Country soil and climate is ideal for growing this beautiful aromatic purple plant. Here, in Central Texas there are two common varieties of hybrids known as lavandins—Grosso and Provence. Grosso blooms from the middle of April to June. The most common variety is Provence.

Is lavender native to Texas?

ANSWER: Lavendula (lavender) is native to the Meditteranean area.

Can lavender be grown in the South?

Lavenders thrive in the arid West, but are best grown as annuals or container plants in the South, as they do not thrive in areas of high humidity (with the exception of Lavandula dentata and L. stoechas).

How hot is too hot for lavender?

Lavender Climate Requirements

The plant originated from Mediterranean countries, where average temperatures of 68-86°F (20-30°C) during spring-early summer are common. Soil temperatures above 65°F (18°C) favor growth and regeneration after harvest. However, the plant can definitely tolerate lower temperatures as well.

Can lavender survive extreme heat?

Lavenders are drought resistant plants and thrive in hot and dry weather. Established lavender only require watering once per week in hot weather with a generous soak, if there has been no significant rainfall.

Does lavender spread quickly?

Lavender, if you didn’t know, is a fast grower and is going to spread very quickly. You need to understand that this plant tends to grow very quickly as long as you provide it with appropriate amounts of care and nutrients.

Does lavender come back every year?

If you have lavender plants that are hardy in your growing zone (see our Lavender 101 post for more information on this), it is likely that they will return year after year for a decade or two. But even the toughest perennials may still look quite grisly after their long winter dormancy.

What is the difference between a lavender tree and a lavender bush?

Quote from video: It can be very wet and cold during the winter. And your English lavenders are actually the hardiest. And are able to handle more of the cold than your French or your Spanish lavenders.

Can lavender grow well in Texas?

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Does lavender handle hot sun?


Lavender is a perennial that will last for several years under the right conditions. Because of its Mediterranean origin, lavender loves blazing hot sun and dry soil. If your lavender doesn’t thrive, it’s most likely due to overwatering, too much shade, and high humidity levels.

Can lavender grow in hot humid climate?

English Lavender

It doesn’t thrive in high humidity; instead, it likes hot, dry weather and plenty of sun.

Can lavender grow in hot climates?

It can grow well in sandy soils and in hot, sunny weather. Lavender is well-adapted to desert regions. In fact, it often prefers them over the humidity or cold of northern temperate areas.

Can lavender survive 100 degrees?

So here’s the technical stuff for the botany nerds, like myself: Lavandula augustifolia, otherwise known as English lavender, has long been grown because of it’s cold hardiness. The problem is that when the scorching sun and 100 degree days roll around, it tends to wither and die.

Do lavender plants spread?

Lavender is a small shrub that usually grows 20 to 24 inches tall and wide. The height includes the flower stalks, so when not in bloom, the foliage may be only a foot tall. The plant does not spread as thyme, oregano, and other herbs tend to.