Lavender 'Munstead'

Lavandula angustifolia

How to grow Lavender 'Munstead'

  • Full Sun

  • Low

Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Keep in mind when planting that Munstead is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. Ensure your soil is sandy, loamy and silty and has a ph of between 6.1 and 8.5 as Lavender is a weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil loving plant.

Growing Munstead from seed

Allow 10 to 28 days for germination to occur.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.23 inches (0.6 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 15°C / 59°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Munstead about 1 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Munstead

Start seeds indoors, 6 to 8 weeks before last frost in your area. Transplant to the place where they are to stay when all danger of frost has passed spacing them 12 inches.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Munstead is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Munstead

Munstead Patent Information

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Lavender Munstead Etymology

Latin for “narrow leaf.”

Named “English” due to it’s ability to survive winters in England, not for being native from there.1

Munstead comes from being grown by Gertrude Jekyll in Munstead woods.1

Munstead folklore & trivia

Said to be good luck when planted in the garden.

Misspellings of Lavender 'Munstead'

musteed, munsteed, munsted

Other Names for Lavender 'Munstead'

English lavender, Munstead lavender


1 Missouri Botanical Garden