lavandula angustifolia 'munstead' (lavender)

Size: 1 litre
  • 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
  • oils are harvested for soaps and perfumes
  • zone 5
  • height 30-40cm
  • spread 50-60cm
  • colour purple
  • 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
  • full sun
  • attracts butterflies
  • deer resistant
  • rabbit resistant
  • low maintenance
  • evergreen 
  • drought tolerant, once established
  • fragrant
  • rock garden
  • ground cover