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Lavender 'Munstead'
Lavender 'Munstead'
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Our Price: $8.95
ZONE: 5-11
EXPOSURE: Full Sun
SIZE: 18"H x 24"S
BLOOM: Lavender, Summer - Early Fall
POT SIZE: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.

Availability: Spring 2020
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Munstead Lavender Plants

Lavandula angustifolia

An old favorite, Lavender 'Munstead' is a dependable performer with profusely blooming lavender-blue flowers. This aromatic herb is a wonderful ornamental in your garden and produces tons of fragrant flowers which are sure to attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.

Also considered a medicinal herb, 'Munstead' has potent antibacterial and anti fungal properties. Used to cure everything from headaches to sunburns, the soothing scent of its oil relaxes the mind, while collagen regenerating agents in the plant renew your skin. Long used for various ailments in traditional folk medicine, French chemist, Rene-Maurice Gattefosse brought Lavender to the attention of the modern medical world in 1928. After sustaining an accidental burn in his lab and placing Lavender oil on the damaged area, he noted that it resisted infection, healed more quickly and had less scarring than if left to heal on its own. The best varieties for medicinal use are 'Munstead' and 'Hidcote', as they are non-hybridized varieties.

English Munstead Lavender

Wonderful for herb sachets and pillows, potpourri and fresh or dried arrangements, 'Munstead' retains its beautiful color and scent after drying. Also a delicious culinary herb, you can add Lavender to your favorite summer drinks and salads or to lend a wonderfully light flavor to fish, meat or soups.

Lavender 'Munstead' is also a great choice for pots and container as it has a smaller habit than other varieties. Flowering early, this dwarf variety of Lavender is more shrub-like than its other English relations and is much more adaptive to heat and humidity than any of the other varieties. Deadheading will keep this fragrant herb blooming continuously from spring through summer.

Important Munstead Lavender Tips:

  • Well drained soil - lavenders will not tolerate poor drainage so add sand if you need to improve the quality of your soil. Most lavender 'deaths' occur because of wet roots. An alkaline soil is best.
  • They cannot tolerate humidity: damp, still air makes them susceptible to fungus ailments
  • Lavenders need full sun- 6 to 8 hours of sunshine for these Mediterranean natives
Features
Zones: 5 - 11

Size: 18"H x 24"S

Light: Full Sun

Bloom: Lavender, Summer - Early Fall

Uses: Lavender 'Munstead', like other Lavender varieties, is highly fragrant, yet this version is more compact and shrub-like and does well in small spaces. A very beneficial medicinal herb, for its antibacterial and anti fungal properties, 'Munstead' also promotes new skin growth. Also a delicious culinary herb, great for soups, salads, drinks and desserts.

Tips: 'Munstead' handles heat and humidity much better than other Lavenders and does not fair as well in colder climates as its cold-hardy family.

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 8 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
4 of 5 Beautiful herb, but...... June 3, 2019
Reviewer: Kat Hooper from Lewisburg , PA United States  
Sadly, this plant is bot doing as well as last year, HOWEVER, I don’t blame The Growers Exchange.  I purchased this identical item last year and it was absolutely gorgeous and very healthy.  The plant arrived in late April this year, beautifully packaged and in terrific shape.  I’m noticing some sprigs are dying this year, and blame our current cooler and wetter conditions not normal for central PA.  Other than that, this is really a lovely plant that I will continue to purchase each year for pots on my patio.

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5 of 5 General Review April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Maureen from Florida,United States  
I just found your company recently and I am so pleased that I did! I have received ten plants so far, and I just ordered more. The herbs are healthy when they arrive and are growing beautifully. The packing is perfect, the catalog is informative, and the support given is helpful without being intrusive. Thank you for your good work. I couldn’t be happier.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
 
5 of 5 Very pleased June 5, 2015
Reviewer: Janet Dyches from Denmark, SC United States  
I got my plant and it was firm and healthy.  I am now waiting for it to start flowering.  I love the smell of Lavender!!!  Very happy with my plant!

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  6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
 
5 of 5 Beautiful, Healthy Plants! May 13, 2013
Reviewer: T. Williams from Mineral Bluff, GA United States  
Since finding the Growers Exchange I have not purchased any herb plants elsewhere.  The Lavender Munstead was one of my first plants purchased here and I was amazed at how beautiful and healthy it was on arrival.  It has absolutely thrived and blooms beautifully all summer long. I can't say enough about the quality of all the plants I've received from The Growers Exchange.

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
 
5 of 5 Doing Great! October 30, 2012
Reviewer: Rachel Sears from Dandridge, TN United States  
My lavender arrived looking amazing - I've never seen a shipped plant look so healthy. I'm in E.TN at the base of the Appalachians where the summer temperature is anybody's guess, but usually hot and humid. I planted my Lavender in April in a sandy spot and it has gotten incredibly bushy over the summer. I've mulched it for the winter and it's in a sheltered spot so I have great hopes of it surviving the winter as temps don't usually go lower than 20F.

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