Lavandula angustifolia ‘Munstead’
DR E P
Soil: Low to Moderately Fertile, Well-drained, pH 6.7-7.3
Light: Full to Part Sun
Moisture: Average to Dry
Plant Height: 1 to 3 feet
Landscape Value: Good for herb gardens, perennial borders, rock gardens, and hedges. Great for south-facing stone walls and building walls that radiate the sun’s heat. Can be grown as a container plant.
A low-maintenance favorite that loves heat! Shrub-like, low-growing perennial with aromatic gray-green leaves and showy spikes of fragrant purple-violet flowers that bloom June to August. Flowers are used fresh or dried for cooking, medicinal teas, sachets, potpourris, bath salts, and floral arrangements. Produces most fragrant leaves and flowers on young stems. Prune 2-year and older plants in spring, cutting back woody stems by one-third. This will stimulate new growth, leading to better foliage and more flowers. To protect plants in winter, mulch with wood chips or bark mulch in late fall after a freeze. Susceptible to powdery mildew if grown in areas with poor air circulation. Tolerates drought when established. Attracts butterflies, bees and other pollinators. Cold hardy.
Ordering instructions: Please select the number of Lavender plants you’d like to order, then the price according to the total number of herbs you are ordering. They don’t all have to be the same type. For any total herb order over 5 plants, choose the 5+ Plants option at $4/plant; for any total herb order under 5 plants, choose the 1 Plant option at $5/plant.