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Lavender 'Folgate'

Lavandula angustifolia

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Folgate is a variety of Lavender which is a member of the Lavandula family. Its botanical name is Lavandula angustifolia 'Folgate'. This variety is a Herb that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Folgate is known for its Forb habit and growing to a height of approximately 60.0 cm (1.95 feet).

Folgate Lavender is normally fairly low maintenance and quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Folgate have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Folgate

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Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Folgate is generally regarded as a hardy plant, so this plant will grow or become dormant during the winter. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Folgate are Zone 5 and Zone 9. Folgate needs a sandy, loamy and silty soil with a ph of 6.1 to 8.5 (weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Folgate from seed

Sow at a depth of approx. 0.23 inches (0.6 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) between Lavender plants. For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 15°C / 59°F.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Folgate about 1 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Folgate

Folgate is hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Folgate

Lavender Folgate Etymology

Angustifolius is Latin for "thin"or “narrow”.1

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