Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'


Munstead Lavender in full bloom.

One of the Lavandula angustifolias or English lavenders, Munstead Lavender is a fragrant robust lavender that, due to its short size (about 18 inches) and tightly held blooms (about 8 inches), makes a great hedge. It can also be used for knot gardens. It flowers profusely in the spring, after which a good pruning will provide an attractive gray bush with highly aromatic leaves.

Munstead Lavender is one of the six plants chosen to be in our Edible Flower Herb Garden Six Pack.

Lavender flowers are full of rich sweet flavor and are especially nice when used with sweets. Add a tablespoon of finely chopped lavender flowers to any sugar or butter cookie recipe or add two tablespoons to any pound cake or white cake. This makes an elegant addition to tea time. They are also good for butters and cream cheese recipes. Use about 7 Tablespoons of chopped flower petals to one-half pound softened butter. As with all edible flowers, pick when just opened and not when starting to turn brown. Waiting even a day or two to pick, can affect the flavor. It is best to eat only the flower petals. Do this by pulling the flowers away from the little brown or green cap that holds them. Lavender flowers can be fresh-frozen or dried.

Munstead Lavender makes a great addition to our  Zone 5 Fragrant Herb Garden Six Pack.

Munstead Lavender Flower Wand

Cultural Information

Height: 18 inches

Hardiness: Perennial
in Zones 5-11

Flower Color: Medium Purple   

Characteristics: Full Sun,
Water Conserving    

Uses: Butterfly, Culinary,
Dried Flower, Ornamental




Organic Munstead Lavender Plant

$4.95 per 3 inch pot


Video: How to Prune Lavender Plants

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