Sourcing clean lavender propagules
Hello, I am looking to start a new lavender site with multiple varieties. I would like contact information for high quality propagators of cultivars well-suited for growing in Michigan. Of paramount importance to me is sourcing clean plant material. Are you aware of commercial lavender vendors that are certified under the National Clean Plant Network or similar?
Kent County Michigan
I would recommend contacting someone within the Great Lakes Lavender Growers Association: https://greatlakeslavendergrowers.org They are a group of lavender growers within the great lakes area, including Michigan. I would network with some of those growers to see where they get their propagules. You will able to ask about their experiences and well as the Clean Plant Network. I'd also recommend our growing lavender online course: https://www.canr.msu.edu/growinglavender/