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Munstead Lavender Seed Packet

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Overview
Wonderfully fragrant, this popular lavender will bloom throughout the summer if deadheaded. Plant these seeds to attract beautiful wildlife to your garden! Perennial. (Lavandula angustifolia)
key features
Botanical Name
Lavandula angustifolia Munstead
Advantages
Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Long Bloom Time, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers, Fragrant, Evergreen, Mass Plantings, Rock Gardens
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Seed Life Cycle
Perennial
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Dry
Mature Height
12-16" tall
Seed Coverage
covers 20-30 square feet
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer

Description

This is Munstead, the most popular lavender grown in the US. It’s not hard to grow, but it’s 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 can’t 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 won’t work. It’s 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.

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. 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.