Lavandula angustifolia ‘Munstead’

(Munstead Lavender)


$12.99


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

An evergreen, perennial shrub with compact, mounding, aromatic gray foliage and abundant, fragrant, rich lavender flower spikes. Attracts butterflies. Used in perfumes, sachets, oils and for medicinal purposes. Used to deter insects when placed in a closet or room.

Description

Grow in average, dry to medium, well-drained, alkaline soil in full sun. English lavender can be difficult to grow, primarily because of winter stresses and high summer humidity. Well-drained soils are required, particularly in winter. Root rot commonly attacks plants grown in poorly drained soils. Prefers a light, sandy soil with somewhat low fertility. Remove faded flowers to promote continued bloom. Prune to shape in spring after new leaves appear. Prune back to 8” in spring every 3 years to control plant size and to promote robust, new growth. High summer humidity is not appreciated. To combat high humidity, consider using rock instead of organic mulch.

Additional information

Common Name

Munstead Lavender

Botanical Name

Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

12-18"

Width

12-18"

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Summer

Flower Color

blue/purple

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

gray-green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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