Lavender is a beautiful plant that can be used for both its soft, fragrant flowers and its hardy stalks. But if you’re looking to grow some of your own lavender plants, you might be wondering how to get them to bloom.
Read on for everything you need to know about when lavender blooms, how long lavender blooms for, and more!
When Does Lavender Bloom?
Lavender blooms in spring, which is the ideal time to plant it. It can also bloom in summer, but it’s not as likely. You may find lavender flowers blooming in the fall if you live in an area that has a long growing season.
If you want to ensure that your lavender plants bloom, you’ll need to pay attention to their light and water needs. Lavender doesn’t like full sun, so try to position it where it will receive partial shade.
How To Get Lavender To Bloom
Lavender is a perennial that blooms in the spring and summer. To get your lavender to bloom, you need to plant it in a sunny location with well-drained soil. You can also grow it indoors on a windowsill if you want to keep your lavender indoors year-round. Lavender needs full sun exposure for at least six hours each day; partial shade is not recommended because this can cause flowers to be sparse or nonexistent.
Fertilize your lavender plants once during their first growing season and again every year after that, just before the first frost of fall arrives (if applicable). If you live in an area where there are no frosts and temperatures stay above freezing all winter long, then fertilizing should only be done once per year when leaves begin emerging from buds at the start of springtime — usually between February 1st through March 15th depending upon location within North America (also called “hardiness zones”).
A balanced fertilizer like 10-10-10 should work fine but there are many other options available both online or at hardware stores/garden centers near you which would be suitable as well!
How Long Does Lavender Bloom?
Lavender flowers for about 4-6 weeks, from mid-summer until the end of fall. After this time, the lavender plants will go into dormancy and not flower again until next year.
If you wish to have fresh lavender blooms in your home once the plant goes dormant, you can harvest the stems and bring them indoors. You can also cut some of your lavender and place it in a vase or other container with water as an indoor arrangement that will last for months!
When Should I Plant Lavender?
It’s best to plant lavender in early spring, but late summer/fall is also a great time to plant. We don’t recommend planting it any later than that as the plants will go dormant and won’t bloom until next year.
Lavender is a Mediterranean plant, so it does best in warm climates. It can be grown in northern regions, but the plants won’t bloom until next year and will likely die over winter.
Do Lavender Bloom More Than Once?
Lavender will bloom more than once, but it depends on the variety and where you live. Lavender blooms in the spring and summer when the weather is warm and dry. Most varieties of lavender will bloom again once they’ve been cut back after the first flowering period has ended. The second flush of flowers tends to be less robust than the first, but it’s still pretty.
If you live in a region with cool summers like northern Europe or Canada, your lavenders may not have time between their first flush of flowers and harsh winters to get another go at it; so if this is important to you (or if you want your garden looking attractive for longer), consider growing Mediterranean varieties instead—they tend to put out more prolific flushes every year
Will Lavender Bloom Again After Being Cut?
Lavender will bloom again after being cut, but the new growth will be more compact and may not have the same scent as the original plant. To encourage new growth, lavender should be pruned back by half in early spring.
If you cut it back to one-third its size in late summer or early fall, it should reward you with a second wave of blooms before winter sets in again.
Why Won’t My Lavender Bloom?
There are many reasons your lavender may not be blooming. Here are a few of the most common:
- Your lavender is too young to bloom, or it’s not getting enough sun and water. Lavender needs a lot of water in order to bloom well, so keep this in mind if you live in a dry region or want to grow your plants indoors near an air conditioner or heater vent. If your plant isn’t getting enough sunlight, try moving it closer to an east-facing window (the ideal location for most plants) for increased light exposure during the day.
- Your lavender may be too old and grown out of its prime blooming period, which typically lasts from June through September depending on where you live. Lavender has been known to live up to 20 years with proper care, but will typically start slowing down after about 10 years as its flowers become fewer and farther between—but don’t worry! It can still be beautiful without producing flowers all over again each year!
Hopefully, the information here will make you feel more confident about planting your own lavender garden and maybe even help you learn how to care for it as well!