Lavender 'Munstead Blue'
Lavender 'Munstead' is a classic English lavender with striking deep blue flowers and lovely fragrant green foliage which turns silvery with age. A smart, compact, some would say dwarf form of English Lavender which has stood the test of time. It has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit, and is on the Perfect for Pollinators list.
Average height: 60cm
Aspect: Sunny spot - doesn't like shade
Soil type: Soil should be rich and moist, but well drained, although it can grow in most soil types, and can thrive in poorer, drier soils.
Sowing period: February to May, or September to October
First signs of blossom: 8-10 weeks
Average flowering period: 4 months
Contents: Approximately 50 seeds
Lavender 'Munstead' is a bushy variety which is particularly well suited to creating low hedges within the garden. Try planting in a line along paths, or on the edge of borders for a fragrant scent every time you walk past.
Flowering lavender is extremely popular with bees and other pollinating insects.
Flowers may be harvested at any time, but are at their best when they have just opened.