Would like my Lavendar to bloom

What does it take to get a Lavender plant to bloom.
It is planted in full sun, and was in bloom when I planted it. In fact I have two in the same area and neither one will bloom.
Thank you in advance !
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Patience. Resist the temptation to use fertilizer and keep it on the dry side. Basically, it prefers some neglect. Mine blooms in June.
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Plants usually don't bloom because they don't have enough phosphorous in them. If you will look on the back of a plant food container, there are three numbers: 15-30-15. These three numbers represent Nitrogen-Phosphorous-Potash and each one is representative of what a plant needs. If you want more leaves, get a plant food with a higher first number, such as 30-15-15. If you want more flowers, get a plant food with a higher middle number, such as 15-30-15. If you want more fruit, get a plant food with a higher last number, such as 15-15-30. The most common (and overused) type of food you will need for your lavender is Miracle Grow, which is 15-30-15. Once you apply it, watch out--that thing will never stop blooming. But don't use it on your foliage or it will force them to bloom too.
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Be careful with lavendar (and many other herbs). If you must apply fertilizer, I recommend fish emulsion, diluted more than the directions recommend. I have killed lavendar using fertilizer.
On 20 Mar 2005 05:43:18 -0800, "Beth Pierce"

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|> |> Be careful with lavendar (and many other herbs). If you must apply |> fertilizer, I recommend fish emulsion, diluted more than the |> directions recommend. I have killed lavendar using fertilizer. Yes, too much nitrogen (and water) can make plants grow lushly and not bloom. Lavender is a Mediterranean plant, and is adapted to poor soil and fairly dry summers (such as in much of California).
Regards, Nick Maclaren.
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Good point, but I'm sure it also depends on the ph of the soil, too. I did mention the word "overused" regarding Miracle Grow. That stuff is used for everything and all the time and it can kill plants if overused. I do much prefer fish emulsion for maintenance once the plant has started a regular season of blooming after I have jumpstarted it with a 15-30-15 fertilizer.
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