Lavandula Angustofolia. Half Day Sun. Perennial. Height: 18” – 2’ with blooms
One of the English lavenders, Munstead Lavender is a fragrant robust lavender that, due to its short size and tightly
held purple blooms, makes a great hedge. It flowers profusely in the spring, after which a good pruning will provide an
attractive gray bush with highly aromatic leaves.
In the Garden
Munstead Lavender is in the same lavender family as English and Vera which is called the “English Lavender” family. It needs a well drained soil, full sun, and be careful not to overwater because wet conditions promote disease growth. It is a compact lavender that only grows to a height of 12″ to 18″. Prune this plant in the early spring to promote additional growth and to help maintain its’ shrub-like shape.
It makes a great border plant in your flower or rock garden and will bloom for the majority of the Summer and Fall. One of the most popular of the smaller lavenders for the garden.
Munstead Lavender is used for its oil, flowers, and strong lavender scent that is very relaxing and soothing. Use the fresh cut stems and purple flowers in fresh flower bouquets and in lavender wands which are braided bouquets that are placed in the home to add the wonderful lavender scent. Dry the flowers and use them in potpourri. Use this lavender to add lavender scent to a warm bath by wrapping the flowers and leaves in a washcloth and securing the bundle with a rubberband.