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Munstead Lavender Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

#2037
3.25 out of 5 stars
(4 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
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. Heat- and drought-tolerant plants attract pollinators. Add the flowers to a simple syrup to make craft cocktails/mocktails or lavender lemonade. Bake into bread, cookies, or scones, and flavor jellies. Perennial in USDA zones 5-9.
$2.49 40 mg (~30 seeds)

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: 15–90 Days

Seed Spacing: Surface to ⅛"

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

Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest in the morning and choose flower spikes that are partially to fully open. For aromatic and culinary use, cut flower clusters or strip flowers from stems just as flower buds begin to show color. Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

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Munstead Lavender Seeds Reviews

4 reviews

Nice!

5 out of 5 stars Jun 30, 2020
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.
LizaGarden from NC

Did not germinate

1 out of 5 stars Sep 17, 2020
None of the small number of seeds in the packet germinated.
Michael from SD
Owner Response: Hi Michael, I am sorry that you had trouble germinating this seed. Here are a few tips. Lavender can take 90 days to germinate, even in ideal conditions so it does require a lot of patience. Seeds are tiny and should be sown on the surface of the soil or up to 1/8" deep or they can expend too much energy trying to reach the soil surface for light. Since seeds can take a long time to germinate and are surface sown this means careful attention to make sure they stay moist for that long period of time is necessary. If you are starting seeds indoors covering the container with plastic wrap or a clear dome can help to keep conditions moist while you wait. You can find tips like this in the packet or in the article linked in the Learn More tab on this product page. A customer service agent will be with you shortly to help.

Never Grew/Bloomed

2 out of 5 stars Oct 4, 2020
Planted and sprouted but never grew or bloomed
Barbara Roeder from CO
Owner Response: Hi Barbara, We are glad to hear that these seeds sprouted. Once sprouted plants depend on favorable environmental conditions for photosynthesis and to ensure they grow and thrive. The Lavender: Sow and Grow article linked in the "Learn More" might be helpful. If plants are slow to establish it can just mean they are growing roots, or if they are in containers they may have reached their limits for root growth which can stunt overall growth. As a perennial, it is normal that plants take a few years to reach their size potential and take two seasons to bloom, especially if started outdoors (indoor sowing gives a head start and can lead to first-year blooms). Luckily, perennials are with us for the long haul. Happy gardening!

Brookie

5 out of 5 stars May 29, 2021
Amazing performance grown using the winter sowing method. All germinated and took to transplanting perfectly.
Brooke from CO

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