Happy New Year!
Today is January 18, 2018. So far our area has had over 500 chill hours. We did not know until after last year's mild winter, that ALL lavender needs some chill hours. We planted in 2006 and the varieties of Provence, Royal Purple and Royal Velvet always bloomed-------until 2017.
We are very hopeful for a good bloom this year because the hill country has already had a real winter and we still have February to go! We did know that Super lavender and Grosso lavender definitely needed a cold winter, so those varieties should be happy.
Lavender does not bloom until late May----except for Spanish lavender, but we do not have that variety.
I will update later on in the spring.