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Lavandula angustifolia ‘Munstead’ (Munstead Lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead' (Munstead Lavender)

The ‘Munstead’ is a lavender like no other. A compact, early flowering cultivar with rich, lavender flower spikes and narrow, silver-green, aromatic foliage. This plant will bloom profusely each year, attracting many butterflies and bees to the area. The strong scent is generally calming and enjoyed by many but is a bit of a defense mechanism towards deer and rabbits. ‘Munstead’ lavender are in their prime from June to August– they are drought tolerant and thoroughly enjoy the sun. Its dense, mounding form reaches heights of 40-50 cm (15-20 in) and a spread of 50-60 cm (20-25 in). This low maintenance, zone 4 lavender is a classic for many gardeners and will easily exceed your expectations.

As with any plant, take into consideration sunlight, airflow, soil condition and watering needs before determining a place to plant. As mentioned earlier, ‘Munstead’ is a sun lover, 6-8 hours a day is completely acceptable, very little shade is required. At the same time you will need a location that provides good air circulation as this lavender is prone to root rot in damp, humid areas. The soil needs to be well drained and regular watering is essential in the first year of growth to help get the roots established. Use this lavender in your garden, for mass plantings, as a cut flower, dried flower or in a patio pot.

Strongly consider the ‘Munstead’ for your flower bed and beautify your garden spread😊.