English Lavender 'Munstead' Overview
English Lavender 'Munstead' is a small, bushy, evergreen shrub that has narrow, grey-green leaves and produces bright blue-purple spikes of flowers that are highly scented, in mid and late summer. Loved by bees and humans alike, it is a popular plant with gardeners! A compact cultivar, it is good for creating low hedges around the edges of borders, as well as suitable for many other garden situations - whether the style is formal or informal. It is often seen in Meditteranean planting schemes and can be grown in patio pots. It needs a sheltered position in full sun and well-drained soil, if it is to thrive. Use potash rather than nitrogen as a fertiliser and prune after flowering, to maintain shape (but do not cut right back to the wood). Can also be lightly trimmed in spring is needed. English Lavender 'Munstead' is on the RHS 'Plants for Pollinators' list highlighting plants that produce large amounts of nectar and/or pollen.