Munstead Lavender

Organic, Heirloom

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Introduced in 1916, 'Munstead' was named for Munstead Woods in England where it was a favorite of renowned garden designer, writer, and artist, Gertrude Jekyll. 'Munstead' flowers earlier than other lavenders and stays compact. English lavenders are preferred for culinary uses and oils.
$2.49 40 mg

Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia

Family: Lamiaceae

Native: Mediterranean region

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 5 to 9

Plant Dimensions: 12"–18" tall (tallest in bloom) and expanding over a few years to 24" wide.

Variety Information: Several ¼"–½" lavender flowers aligned on a flower spike.

Exposure: Full Sun

Bloom Period: Summer

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Edible Flower, Good for Containers, Heat Tolerant.

When to Sow Outside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, as soon as soil can be worked, or late fall in any climate.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 10 to 12 weeks before your average last frost date. Transplant seedlings after your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 21–35 Days

Seed Spacing: Surface to ⅛"

Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 18"–24"

Harvesting: To harvest flowers for aromatic and culinary use, cut flower clusters or strip flowers from stems just as color begins to show but before flowers are fully open. Store in cool, dry, place away from direct sunlight.

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I planted these over the winter. Some seeds I put in an outdoor pot to let them experience natural cold and wet. It took several months, but they did eventually all sprout and are slowly growing this spring/summer. I hope they do well. I started another batch as a backup in my fridge (for cold stratification), by putting a few seeds in a little dish of moist soil. I then completely forgot about them until one day, I remembered the dish in the back of the fridge, and found all the seeds had sprouted and started growing in there! A little surprised by this, but pleased. They are now growing indoors with a grow light. I think the outdoor plants are looking healthier, but I had very good germination rates both indoors and out.

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