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Lavender is a very popular aromatic herb used in baking, in beauty products and for its medicinal properties. The plant is commonly seen in gardens around the world and is an easy plant to propagate from cuttings.

If you are growing lavender in your garden and want to propagate more plants, there are several options. While lavender can be grown from seed, it is recommended to propagate existing lavender from cuttings, which can be either softwood or hardwood cuttings.

Differences between cuttings include both their timing and the time they take to root. Since both offer quicker and guaranteed solutions than harvesting seeds from your plants, cuttings should be first on your list if you want to propagate lavender.

Lavender propagation from softwood cuttings.

Softwood cuttings are quick and easy to make in spring and early summer.

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