Transplanting lavender

What do I need to know about transplanting lavender? I have three plants that are being overridden by daylilies so I want to move them to another area in my garden where they should have enough room to grow to their potential and become more visible.
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Transplant this fall. First shear the plant back after flowering (right about now is OK) and trim off any dead branches too. Lavender has an extensive root system; you will need to get all of it when digging it up. Be sure you transplant to an area where the soil drains well - lavender won't grow in clay. The plant probably won't bloom next year.


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