Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'

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English Lavender (Perennial)

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

Has rich lavender whorled flower spikes above very fragrant gray-green foliage.
This is probably our best selling variety of Lavender, exhibiting all the traits that make Lavender a popular garden plant. Lovely in a rock or herb garden, as a border plant or in a container. This is a very worthy garden plant!

Height

12-15 Inches

Spread

12-15 Inches

Color

Blue/Purple

Interesting Notes

In Tudor times, lavender seemed to have established a hot line to Cupid.

Bloom Time

June-September

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Lavenders are very particular to siting and must be in full sun with very well drained soil. The foliage should be cut back in the spring to accommodate the new growth.

Good Companions

Prairie Drop Seed Grass (Sporobolus heterolepis), Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum ), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum), Threadleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata), Daylily (Hemerocallis ), Pincushion Flower (Scabiosa columbaria), Asiatic Lily (Lilium ), Columbine (Aquilegia flabellata), Devon Cottage (Dianthus Early Bird), Peony (Paeonia lactiflora), Pink Profusion Phlox (Phlox procumbens), Coneflower (Echinacea ), Oriental Poppy (Papaver orientale)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Attributes & Uses
Containers
Cut Flowers
Fragrant
Crafts
Dried Flowers
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Gray-Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-drained
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