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Munstead Lavender Seeds

Munstead Lavender Seeds

SKU: #2037

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.

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40 mg

(~30 seeds)

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Variety Info

Family: Lamiaceae

Native: Mediterranean region

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 5 to 9

Exposure: Full Sun

Bloom Period: Summer

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

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

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

Sowing Info

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"

Growing Info

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.