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Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'

Also called Lavender


Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead' - English Lavender - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

More About Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'

  • Medium purple, spiked flowers on tall stems
  • Gray-green, scented foliage
  • Compact and a little less uniform than 'Hidcote'
  • Mounding, shrub-like habit
  • Can be shaped for low, border hedges
  • Bloom Time: June to August
  • Flower Height: 60 cm
  • Foliage Height: 40 cm
  • Flower Size: 4-5 cm

Interesting Notes:

Oils are harvested for soaps and perfumes. 

Zone:

5

Height:

30-40 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Purple
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English Lavender Growing and Maintenance Tips

Lavandula angustifolia grow best in an average to dry, well-drained soil, in full sun. Excess, winter moisture may cause the stem to rot and hot, humid summers may cause the leaves to blacken and the plant to deteriorate. Prune flower stalks to encourage more blooms. In the spring, prune plants to the desired size or back to the old woody stems, to promote vigorous growth and keep a dense, compact habit. Please note: lavenders should never be pruned harder than half way down the stems. Because of its strong scent, plants can be added throughout the garden to deter insects. In mild climates lavenders are evergreen.


Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Fragrant
Fragrant
Rock garden
Rock garden
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Summer

Habit

Compact
Mounding

Foliage Color

Gray
Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Herbal garden
Hedge

 Suitable Substitutions for Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'