Munstead is a popular variety of Lavender, which belongs to the Lavandula genus (Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'). 'Munstead' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar. Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Dark lavender and Lavender indigo and Brilliant lavender, and produces a distinctive prominent lavender scent.Leaves appear approximately as a Medium sea green and Sap green colour.
Early flowering and compact this old variety of English lavender is popular in gardens everywhere. 1
Semi-woody perennial that typically grow to 18" tall and as wide. In late spring lavender blue flowers appear in terminal spikes. English lavender is not native to England, but comes from the Mediterranean region.2A perennial, Munstead is known for its Forb habit and growing to a height of approximately 60.0 cm (1.95 feet). This variety tends to bloom in early summer.
Spain is thought to be the country of origin for Munstead.
Munstead Lavender is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Munstead have been kindly provided by our members.
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.
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.
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
Said to be good luck when planted in the garden.
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