Lavendar plant

Asked November 17, 2016, 1:30 PM EST

I was given a lavender plant for mother's day, I planted it in a planter and it has flourished. Since it has been outside all year, what do I do with it now for winter if I want to keep it for another year? I was told that it would not survive if planted in my garden. I'd love to save this plant so any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

Hennepin County Minnesota

1 Response

Some lavender varieties are marginally hardy in Zone 4 and can be grown outdoors in Minnesota with protection. Others usually do not survive over winter. Lavender grown as gift plants are likely to be tender varieties.

You may be able to grow your lavender indoors over winter and enjoy it outdoors again next summer.

Learn more here:
http://pss.uvm.edu/ppp/articles/lavender.html
http://kenosha.uwex.edu/2015/03/19/growing-lavender/