Lavandula 'Munstead'

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Every part of this plant is aromatic, creating an incredible effect in a mass planting

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.

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Genus Lavandula
Species angustifolia
Variety 'Munstead'
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Start To End Mid Summer - Late Summer
Habit Compact
Plant Height 12 in
Plant Width 12 in - 24 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Edible, Flower, Fragrance, Herbs, Long Bloomers, Rose Companions, Free Bloomer, Heirloom, Pruning Recommended
Bloom Color Lavender
Foliage Color Silver/Gray, Blue Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Hedge, Ornamental, Outdoor, Potpourri, Winter Interest, Beds, Cuisine
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Virgin Islands

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