Growing lavender in Florida

I live in zone 8,northeast Florida. I am having difficulty growing lavender.We have a lot of rain followed by drought conditions. I have tried both container and garden planting. They always die. Is there a variety that is best?
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Hi
Well lavender will struggle in your climate because it does not like wet, humid conditions. This plant is native to the Mediterranean region and prefers that type of climate. There are a few newer annual forms you could grow in pots, but keeping them alive permanently will be difficult at best. They like dry soil and dry air. Although in pots, you can't let them dry out too much. In the ground, they hate wet soil.


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