Munstead Lavender Heirloom Seeds

(P) Pkt of 100 seeds
Item #01137-PK-P1
$3.95
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Compact, early to bloom, and so fragrant

Days to Maturity: 90

English lavender is one of the richest in essential oils, meaning more fragrance power both fresh and dried. And Munstead, grown for its compact habit and earlier blooming flowers, is one of the best English lavender varieties of all, fabulously fragrant and absolutely beautiful. Add this evergreen perennial to your dry, sun-soaked border or meadow garden today, and begin enjoying years of beauty and fragrance.

The foliage of this bushy, naturally rounded lavender is blue-green, with a silvery sheen in the summer sun. The foliage is as strongly scented as the blooms, making a fine choice to edge a pathway or place near a conversation area of the garden. Bees and butterflies adore it, of course, but not as much as you will.

Munstead is the creation of famed British gardener, garden designer, and writer Gertrude Jekyll. It is named for her home, Munstead Wood, in Surrey. Introduced during World War I, this variety has been a perpetual favorite ever since, thanks to its multitude of blooms, its compact and very full habit, and its eagerness to grow and bloom in less-than-ideal settings.

Expect Munstead to reach 12 to 18 inches high and up to 24 inches wide, with small, strongly scented foliage that opens gray-blue, acquiring green and silvery hues as it matures. The flower stems reach a foot long, packed with intensely colored purple florets in mid- to late summer. Magnificent.

Munstead is glorious in the garden, asking only for a quick trim in early spring and again right after it blooms. Grow it in well-drained soil in an open, sunny spot, or in a large container. Rosemary is a traditional companion, but Munstead pairs with almost any flowering annual or perennial, and is a lovely foreground planting for a shrub border.

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Genus Lavandula
Species angustifolia
Variety Munstead
Item Form (P) Pkt of 100 seeds
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Start to End Mid Summer - Late Summer
Days to Maturity 90
Habit Compact
Seeds Per Pack 100
Plant Height 12 in - 18 in
Plant Width 18 in - 24 in
Additional Characteristics Butterfly Lovers, Edible, Evergreen, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Heirloom, Herbs, Long Bloomers, Pruning Recommended, Rose Companions
Bloom Color Lavender
Foliage Color Blue Green, Silver/Gray
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cuisine, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Hedge, Ornamental, Outdoor, Winter Interest

Product Review Summary

Based on 4 reviews
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

March 15, 2022

Excited

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I placed a large order from here for the first time. These munstead lavender seeds were placed in a cardboard egg carton to start. Out of the 5 sections, 4 started sprouting at exactly 7 days after planting. And the 5th on day 8. This was all with the help of my, not so careful, 3yr old. Poking, spraying water on, and even dug at some of the plants. So far they’re doing great! I’ll update if anything significant changes. But so far I am very very pleased!

Tori from UT
March 01, 2022

not 100 seeds more like 40 seeds

This shopper rated the product 1 out of 5 stars

Two years in a row I have bought these seeds from parks seeds last year 3 packs. Two pack direct sow and one pack in a seed starter tray not even 50 seeds per pack! of the direct sow I got 2 plants to grow out of the seed starter tray ZERO and that was after we had like 5 weeks of cold temps outside and one pack in the fridge for 4 weeks

Bill from OR
March 10, 2018

84% germination

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Seeds were quick to germinate at 70 F ..well pleased

Richard from PA
March 07, 2017

Better Germination than I expected

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I started Hidcote and Munstead seeds. As recommended, I used a heat mat during the day (72%) and moved to the basement (60%) at night. After 14 days I had ~ 25% germination from both varieties. Over the next 15 days the rate went to ~35% for the Hidcote and 50% for the Munstead. I used mini soil blocks to start and moved up to 2 Inch blocks at around 4 leaves. First sprouts are about an inch tall with 3 layers of leaves (30 days). I expect all the seedlings will be in good shape for post frost planting (~70-80 days).

AndyG from PA

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