Lavender 'Munstead'

Lavender 'Munstead'

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Lavender Munstead (Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead') is a compact and aromatic herb with silvery-green foliage and vibrant lavender-blue blooms, perfect for sunny gardens and versatile in its uses.
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Key Characteristics

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 / Lavender 'Munstead'

Lavender 'Munstead' is a classic English lavender known for its impressive midsummer blooms and ability to handle heat and humidity well. This evergreen perennial is not just a stunning hedge; it also adds charm as a border accent and does exceptionally well in large containers. Whether you're looking to create a beautiful drought tolerant hedge or enhance your garden borders, this beloved heirloom is a perfect fit for your sunny, dry landscape.

Lavender 'Munstead' is a compact plant, reaching a height of 12 inches and spreading 12 to 24 inches wide. With its gray-green foliage and impressive bloom stalks, which can extend up to a foot long, this aromatic herb makes growing lavender perfect for creating sachets, potpourri, and more. The fragrant scent is released most strongly when the foliage is touched, making it a delightful addition to any garden. In midsummer, the plant bursts into masses of bright lavender-blue blooms, creating full, rounded, and long-lasting displays. The attractive flowers attract bees and butterflies in abundance. Known for its classic charm, Lavandula 'Munstead' aka Lavendar Munstead is not only great for fresh bouquets but also dries beautifully for everlasting arrangements.

Lavender is a versatile herb known for its essential oils commonly used in cooking. Lavandula 'Munstead,' while often chosen for its ornamental and aromatic qualities in gardens, can also serve as a source of lavender oil. This compact, well-branched, and industrious evergreen perennial brings many benefits to the garden, making it a valuable addition for various purposes.

Grow Lavandula 'Munstead' in well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in a sunny location. Just like all lavenders, it thrives in soil that drains well and prefers to be on the drier side once it's established. This variety is quite resilient, tolerating heat, humidity, and drought well, making it an excellent choice for gardens in the U.S. For optimal performance, trim it back in spring to encourage fuller growth. Additionally, deadhead the plant after flowering to promote the development of new buds and blooms for the next season.

Lavandula has so many perks, it?s easy to grow, attracts pollinators, and its fragrance is known for its calming properties. Find expert advice on planting and care in our Lavender Care Guide.

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
Special Features 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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