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Lavender Munstead

This fragrant free-flowering English Lavender has cool lavender-blue spikes that provide a carpet of color and add a finishing touch to bouquets, both fresh and dried. (Lavandula angustifolia)

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Plant - 3" pot

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Details:

Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 12-16" tall, Up to 24" wide
Light: Full Sun
Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 97PER
Common Name Lavender
Botanical Name Lavandula angustifolia
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple
Estimated Mature Height 12-16" tall
Estimated Mature Spread Up to 24" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Blue-Green
Foliage Blue-green foliage
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Fragrant, Containers, Dried Flowers, Showy Flowers
Ships to Canada No
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Description
This is Munstead, the most popular lavender grown in the US. Its not hard to grow, but its important where you plant it. Keep reading.

Lavender for your garden? Here's how to grow it: Everybody loves lavender, and who hasn't ooohed and ahhhed over photos of the incredible purple fields in the UK and the South of France? Well, the photo on our Lavender listing page was taken in Oregon, and there's no reason you cant grow lavender in your own backyard. But there are a few things you need to know.

First of all, if you live in a very humid place, it simply wont work. Its almost impossible to grow lavender in South Florida, for example, but most of the US, north to Zone 5, is fine. Of course, the farther north you are, the more plant you'll lose each year to winter kill. A good thick hedge will probably never happen in Zone 5, but don't worry. Winter may kill the tops, but these plants are tough and dependable perennials; they'll be back and bloom for you each year.

Where and how you plant is all important. Keep in mind that the lavenders are native to the Mediterranean, and if you've ever been to the South of France, you know that means hot, rocky, and arid--almost desert-like in many places. This tells you lavenders demand sharp-draining soils, never rich, damp and soggy. In fact, if your soil is heavy, its worth it to mix in some sand or gravel before you plant, and perhaps create little mounds for your plants so each one drains quickly. Fact is, if you fail with lavender, it will probably be due to over-watering. Lavenders don't mind drought a bit, and love hot, blazing sun. Remember, little water and no shade!

As for varieties, most of our choices are cultivars of the English Lavenders, which are cultivars of Lavendula angustifolia. These include both the famous Hidcote dwarf and Munstead, the most popular variety for the US. Jean Davis is a pink variety, and Lavance Purple is famous for its particularly vivid blue-purple bloom. Beyond the English types, there are lavenders commonly called French, Spanish, and other names.

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Reviews

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American MeadowsLavender Munstead
 
3.3

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Low maintenance (8)
  • Fragrant (7)
  • Vivid colors (6)
  • Pest resistant (5)
  • Reliable growth (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Border control (6)
    • Cut flowers (4)
    • Large areas (4)
    • Raised beds (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual hobbyist (7), Avid gardener (6), Getting started (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    "One Tough Plant"

    These plants overwintered without any care on my part. I was amazed to see them when the snow melted and revealed hardy plants with no breakage at all!

    These plants overwintered without any care on my part. I was amazed to see them when the snow melted and revealed hardy plants with no breakage at all!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Plant is dying

    The plant looked okay until the weather became so hot but it is stated to enjoy the summer, so I wonder. I would like a healthy Munstead replacement, please!

    The plant looked okay until the weather became so hot but it is stated to enjoy the summer, so I wonder. I would like a healthy Munstead replacement, please!

    Reviewed by 18 customers

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    4.0

    wonderful

    By Firewings133

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Casual Hobbyist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fragrant
    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Pest Resistant
    • Reliable Growth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Border Control
      • Containers
      • Large Areas
      • Raised Beds

      Comments about American Meadows Lavender Munstead:

      I planted two plants in the midsummer to fill in some holes in the bed. Munstead steadily grew from a tiny twig to a respectable bush and flowered till late fall. Beautiful purple flowers, larger and darker than Provence.

       
      5.0

      Love the lavender

      By Shug

      from Hartsville, SC

      About Me Casual Hobbyist

      Pros

      • Long Bloom Time
      • Low Maintenance
      • Reliable Growth
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about American Meadows Lavender Munstead:

          We added the lavender in a small garden in front of our house, and they didn't wilt at all! They've steadily grown and really add to the other flowers!

           
          1.0

          Gone and forgotten

          By Fred

          from Los Angeles

          About Me Casual Hobbyist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about American Meadows Lavender Munstead:

                Died/disappeared...planted in a bed that includes callas, bromeliads, penstemon, fresias, and such. No clear reason for the demise.

                 
                2.0

                Slow growth

                By Lily Rose

                from Sacramento, CA

                About Me Casual Hobbyist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Slow Growth

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about American Meadows Lavender Munstead:

                    I ordered three of these towards the end of the season. All were root-bound. One died, the other two are alive and growing slowly. They haven't had a chance to bloom yet, so I can't comment on that.

                     
                    5.0

                    Beautiful plant

                    By Oksana

                    from Pittsburgh, PA

                    About Me Getting Started

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Fragrant
                    • Vivid Colors

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Border Control
                      • Containers
                      • Raised Beds

                      Comments about American Meadows Lavender Munstead:

                      I ordered both Provence and Munstead Lavenders. Munstead surprised with nice purple color and relatively large flowers.

                       
                      5.0

                      Resilient but slow

                      By Family Guy

                      from Suburban DC

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Low Maintenance
                      • Pest Resistant

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about American Meadows Lavender Munstead:

                          The plants arrived in good condition. All are doing well, though, and this has nothing to do with these particular plants--we had the same experience with ones bought locally, they grow slowly.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          So Easy to Grow!

                          By Morgan

                          from Minneapolis, MN

                          About Me Avid Gardener

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Fragrant
                          • Low Maintenance
                          • Reliable Growth
                          • Vivid Colors

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Border Control
                            • Cut Flowers

                            Comments about American Meadows Lavender Munstead:

                            I got these for the garden in my front entry that gets full-sun and is hard to grow in and these have done amazingly! They smell great and have just taken off in just their first year. I can't wait to see them again next year. They make very fragrant bouquets and smell great even after drying.

                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            Plant is dying

                            By Jennie

                            from Atlanta, GA

                            About Me Casual Hobbyist

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about American Meadows Lavender Munstead:

                                  The plant looked okay until the weather became so hot but it is stated to enjoy the summer, so I wonder. I would like a healthy Munstead replacement, please!

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  Plants were tiny, and they all died

                                  By Danny

                                  from Brighton, Co

                                  About Me Avid Gardener

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Cut Flowers
                                      • Raised Beds

                                      Comments about American Meadows Lavender Munstead:

                                      I love lavender and researched perennials that grow in Colorado. The plants arrived and were showing signs of root rot. I don't think lavender holds up well during the shipping process as the roots are heavily soaked. I planted them, and they all died within two weeks. To their credit, American Meadows promptly sent out replacements, but unfortunately they died as well. I then bought some from a local store and they are doing well.

                                      To be fair, there was prolonged extreme heat and very little rain in Colorado around the time I planted them. However, I have grown many lavender plants in several climate zones and never had a problem before.

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Starting to show vivid color

                                      By Tom

                                      from Oakland, CA

                                      About Me Getting Started

                                      Pros

                                      • Low Maintenance
                                      • Reliable Growth
                                      • Vivid Colors

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about American Meadows Lavender Munstead:

                                          I was concerned when I received the plants as the package arrived over a long weekend to my workplace -- so they looked very small and nearly dead by the time I got the box open at home. I repotted, kept moist, and hoped for the best. They did come back to life and after a couple weeks in pots I planted them in the garden where two of the three now show vigor and a few bright nearly bluish-purple blooms. The third I planted in apparently in a less ideal location and is healthy, but no blooms so far.

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          Grown slightly this first season

                                          By the shore planter

                                          from Toms River, NJ

                                          Comments about American Meadows Lavender Munstead:

                                          Great packaging..........I should have ordered earlier!

                                           
                                          2.0

                                          waiting

                                          By driving everyone crazy

                                          from Rosemount, Mn

                                          About Me Getting Started

                                          Pros

                                          • Low Maintenance
                                          • Pest Resistant

                                          Cons

                                          • Has not bloom yet waitin
                                          • Slow Growth

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Large Areas

                                          Comments about American Meadows Lavender Munstead:

                                          Planted in a bed I am redoing. Still waiting for the growth, let alone the bloom, so I am still a little disappointed but not giving up.

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Beautiful Lavender Plants

                                          By ungermom

                                          from Indiana

                                          About Me Casual Hobbyist

                                          Verified Reviewer

                                          Pros

                                          • Fragrant
                                          • Long Bloom Time
                                          • Low Maintenance

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Cut Flowers
                                            • Large Areas

                                            Comments about American Meadows Lavender Munstead:

                                            I love lavender and was happy with my purchase from you. Your plants are always top notch and would buy lots more if I was able to.

                                             
                                            1.0

                                            What do I do to get a replacement ?

                                            By Janie

                                            from Appleton, Maine

                                            About Me Avid Gardener

                                            Pros

                                              Cons

                                              • Never grew

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Border Control

                                              Comments about American Meadows Lavender Munstead:

                                              Please note, it never grew for us.

                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              4.0

                                              Giving it more time

                                              By TJinSA

                                              from San Antonio, TX

                                              About Me Casual Hobbyist

                                              Verified Reviewer

                                              Pros

                                              • Fragrant
                                              • Pest Resistant

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Border Control

                                                Comments about American Meadows Lavender Munstead:

                                                It's difficult to rate this plant. I bought two plants to put in 2 flower beds in front of our home. We had record breaking drought this year (2011) and we were watering to keep things alive. One plant couldn't hold on any longer. I still watered it in hope maybe the roots were still alive. The other plant did not grow much bigger (nothing did) but looks good. No flowers yet. I bought it for the fragrance and more color to our flower bed.

                                                 
                                                1.0

                                                A beautiful plant

                                                By Jane

                                                from Appleton, Maine

                                                About Me Avid Gardener

                                                Pros

                                                • Vivid Colors

                                                Cons

                                                • Did not grow

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about American Meadows Lavender Munstead:

                                                  Wished it grew.

                                                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  Smells so good and blooms alot.....

                                                  By Dirt digger

                                                  from N.W. IN.

                                                  About Me Avid Gardener, Master Gardener, Professional Landscaper

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Fragrant
                                                  • Long Bloom Time
                                                  • Low Maintenance
                                                  • Pest Resistant
                                                  • Reliable Growth
                                                  • Vivid Colors

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Border Control
                                                    • Cut Flowers
                                                    • Large Areas
                                                    • Raised Beds

                                                    Comments about American Meadows Lavender Munstead:

                                                    I plant for the fragrence...and the pretty blooms....Haven't found any cons.....

                                                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    "One Tough Plant"

                                                    By Tom the grower

                                                    from Toms River, NJ

                                                    About Me Avid Gardener

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Accurate Instructions
                                                    • Attractive
                                                    • Fragrant
                                                    • Hardy
                                                    • Healthy
                                                    • Lightweight
                                                    • Versatile

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Garden
                                                      • Lawn
                                                      • Outdoors
                                                      • Patio
                                                      • Pool Area

                                                      Comments about American Meadows Lavender Munstead:

                                                      These plants overwintered without any care on my part. I was amazed to see them when the snow melted and revealed hardy plants with no breakage at all!

                                                      • Primary use:
                                                      • Personal

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