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Nothing is as exciting when gardening than to have last year’s plants come back to life in the spring, after a cold, long winter.

Lavendar is what’s considered a perennial herb, meaning that under the right conditions, it will come back year after year. When growing and maintaing lavendar, make sure you are setting your plants up for success to come back bigger and stronger every year. Lavendar needs good drainage. This makes them an excellent candidate for container gardening (planting them in a pot).

Do lavendar plants need pruned?

One of the main factors in ensuring that your beautiful lavendar plant comes back next year is pruning. Pruning, or cutting back the plant, is important both after the first flowering as well as at the end of the season (usually in late August). To prepare your plant for winter, cut off a decent amount of the plant’s height. It will feel like too much, but lavendar needs this kind of pruning. Make sure not to cut into the woody part of the plant. A good rule of thumb is to cut back about 2/3 of the plant at the end of summer.