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Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead' - English Lavender

Perennials

Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'

Lavender, English

Lavandula angustifolia's rich lavender flower spikes fill the air with a sweet, intoxicating fragrance all summer long and 'Munstead' is one of the most popular varieties of Lavender today. A nice, compact habit and relatively short stature makes 'Munstead' a good choice for edging and is often said to be the hardiest variety of all. First introduced into commerce in 1916, this variety of lavender has grey-green foliage that is also fragrant and is technically a subshrub, which means it behaves like a perennial but develops woody stems over time.


English Lavender blooms in late spring to midsummer, producing many slender, upright stems topped with spikes of densely clustered, lavender-purple flowers. The highly fragrant blooms are attractive to bees, butterflies and other insect pollinators, but not deer!

Additional:

This is the best form of lavender for cutting because of its long-stemmed flowers which have been used in perfumes, poultices and potpourris for centuries. If preparing the blooms for potpourri and sachets, cut them while fresh and hang them to dry.

Host plant for the following butterflies (nectar)--Cabbage White, Hairstreaks, Monarch, Peck’s Skipper, Sachem, Silver-Spotted Skipper, Spring and Summer Azure

Lavender, English Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Prune lightly in early spring, no harder than 4 inches. Lavender must have good drainage in order to avoid root rot problems.

Height:

12-18 Inches

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Spread:

12-18 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

5 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes for Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'

Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Spring
Attributes
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage
Cut Flower
Mass Planting
Dried Flower
Drought Tolerant
Naturalizing
Edging
Border or Bed
Great Companion Plants for Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'
Yarrow Yarrow (Achillea taygetea 'Moonshine')
Coneflower Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'Green Jewel')
Tickseed Tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora 'Presto')
Dwarf Fountain Grass Dwarf Fountain Grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln')
Yarrow Yarrow (Achillea millefolium 'Strawberry Seduction')
Missouri Primrose Missouri Primrose (Oenothera macrocarpa or missouriensis )
Butterfly Weed Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow')
Tickseed Tickseed (Coreopsis 'Uptick™ Gold & Bronze')
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