Lavandula 'Munstead'

Lavandula 'Munstead'
Lavandula 'Munstead'

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Breathtaking classic English lavender
SKU v1037
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Key Characteristics
Zone

5 - 9

Mature Height

12 IN

Mature Width

24 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Dry, Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Lavandula 'Munstead'

Renowned for its heavy midsummer bloom strength and its excellent heat and humidity tolerance, Lavandula 'Munstead' is a classic English lavender. An evergreen perennial, it makes a breathtaking hedge, but also shines as a border accent and even thrives in large containers. This beloved heirloom deserves a place of honor in your sunny, dry landscape.

Reaching 12 inches high and 12 to 24 inches wide with gray-green foliage and bloom stalks that can reach a foot long, Lavandula 'Munstead' is highly aromatic—the foliage makes excellent sachets, potpourri, and more. It is heavenly to brush against in the garden, releasing its scent most strongly when touched.

In midsummer, the foliage is topped by masses of bright lavender-blue blooms, very full, rounded, and long lasting. Bees and butterflies are drawn to this plant by the dozen. The classic variety makes wonderful fresh bouquets as well as everlastings.

Lavender is an herb, packed with essential oils used in food preparation. Lavandula 'Munstead' is usually used for garden and fragrance purposes, but it can be a source of lavender oil as well. This bushy, well-branched, hardworking little evergreen perennial is a source of so many good things in the garden.

Grow Lavandula 'Munstead' in well drained, neutral to alkaline soil in an open, sunny spot. Like all lavenders, Lavandula 'Munstead' needs very well drained soil, and prefers to be kept on the dry side (once established). Very tolerant of heat, humidity, and drought, it is a fine performer in the U.S. Trim back in spring to encourage bushier growth; also deadhead after flowering to keep the plant setting new buds and blooms next season.

Product Details

Genus Lavandula
Species angustifolia
Variety 'Munstead'
Product Classification Herbs, Perennials, Plants
Habit Compact
USDA Zone Low 5
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Color Lavender
Bloom Season Start Mid Summer
Bloom Season End Late Summer
Foliage Color Blue Green, Silver/Gray
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Edible, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Heirloom, Herbs, Long Bloomers, Pruning Recommended, Rose Companions
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cuisine, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Hedge, Ornamental, Outdoor, Potpourri, Winter Interest
Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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