Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'

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Buy Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead' lavender: A compact variety with blue-purple flowers

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy


    A compact lavender, named after Gertrude Jekyll's garden at Munstead Wood. It produces dense spikes of fragrant, bluish-purple summer flowers above slender, aromatic, grey-green leaves. This is a lovely lavender for edging paths and borders; the aromatic foliage perfumes the air if you brush against it. It also works well in a gravel garden, or clipped into a formal sphere for a contemporary look. The flower-spikes are highly attractive to bees and other nectar-loving insects.

  • Garden care: Cut back the stalks after the flowers have faded. Carefully trim back in April, taking care not to cut into old wood.

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Notes on Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'

"Grey-green foliage and soft, mauve-blue flowers on this silver-washed lavender for hedging or mounding"

Love these lavanders

5

Absolutely love these lavanders. I brought these a few weeks ago and they have taken so well. They have already started to flower and when I run my hand over the plant you can already smell the lavander. I can not wait to see them in full bloom.

Kiri Ross

Atherstone

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Very good plant

5

Planted in boarder on their own and make a very attractive display

Soubir

Essex

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They have all died in this recent severe weather

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You shouldn't sell them in such a small size

xxxx

London

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For a scented pathway

5

Although these were small plants when they first arrived I was pleased at how well they bulked up over their first year. They flowered beautifully and smelled fantastic which was just what I wanted for the approach to my front door. I planted them along the edge of a raised border so they are at waist height, ideal to stick my nose in every time I pass.

Peggy Sue

Newcastle upon Tyne

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Great hardy plant.

5

This is hardy and attractive in the winter too.

Sandra

Essex

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I would recommend this product to anyone

4

This is a lovely plant and ideal for first time gardeners as it is easy to look after. It is also perfect as a border or hedge plant with lovely flowers and scent.

Jamm62

Wales

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Can you tell me how far apart to munstead lavender to create a hedge/border?

linbin

Hello, I would recommend planting these at approximately 30 - 45cm intervals to create a nice, dense hedge.

Helen

We need them to go into a large planter, are they a bush variety and how tall will they grow, will one per planter work

tigger

Hello, These are shrubby plants with an eventual height of 45cm and spread of 60cm. How many you use to fill your planters will depend on how big the planters are and what effect you are trying to create.

Helen

Will this lavender survive in poor soil...ie stony and filled with old roots in full sun

Sal

Hello, These plants will take drought in their stride (once well established), however they prefer a reasonably fertile soil. It is also worth keeping in mind that all plants that have been grown on the nursery have become accustomed to their ideal conditions, so will need several months to readjust to a less hospitable environment.

Helen

Which Lavenderis best for border edging and what size plants? Hi I am at the moment pulling out some very shabby Lavender which was edging two borders. I would like to replace them but I am not sure which would be the best variety to use (I inherited them with the house and can't tell what they were). I would also appreciate some advice on how far apart to plant them and whether it would be better to buy the bigger more mature plants or samller plants? Thanks in advance for any guidance you can give me. Katie

Katie Waddington

Hello Katie, All Lavenders do well as hedging, but as the angustifolias are hardier, I would opt for this type. If you want a taller hedge and you don't mind being a little patient, then I would opt for the smaller pots of Lavandula angustifolia. If however you want a more compact hedge, then L. angustifolia Munstead or L. angustifolia Hidcote would be a better option. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

Crocus Helpdesk

Lavender cuttings? Hi Can you tell me, if you're taking cuttings from dwarf Lavender Munstead, do you do it before its trimmed back or after? Thank you

COLETTE LINEHAM

Hello There, You can propagate these from softwood or semi-ripe cuttings from early summer to autumn, or hardwood cuttings from late autumn to winter, so it will really depend on when you want to take them and when you cut back your plants. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

Crocus Helpdesk

Which Lavender will grow in a pot? I would be so grateful if you could help me. I am trying to buy an 82 year old lady some sweet smelling lavender for a birthday present. she only has a balcony, so it would have to live in a pot. Do you have anything suitable?

Ruth Inglefield

We do sell some lovely lavenders on our site and they all do well in pots provided they are kept well watered. The best are probably the more compact forms such as the following (you can click on the links below the names to go straight to them) Hidcote http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/lavenders/lavandula-angustifolia-hidcote/classid.2000010501/ Imperial Gem http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/mediterranean-plants/lavandula-angustifolia-imperial-gem/classid.2000008657/ Munstead http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/lavenders/lavandula-angustifolia-munstead/classid.2000002724/

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